RYA Day Skipper Course

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Grant Headifen, USCG Master Mariner with The Royal Yachting Association of the United Kingdom

The RYA Day Skipper Course eLearning Modules

  • Weather and Sea Conditions
  • Electrical Systems
  • Auxiliary Power
  • Rigging: Standing and Running
  • Rules of the Nautical Road
  • Slip Departure and Return
  • Sailing
  • Communications
  • Navigation
  • Tides and Currents
  • Passage Planning
  • Anchoring and Mooring
  • Coping with Emergencies

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The RYA Day Skipper

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  • Approved by the RYA to meet the RYA Day Skipper requirements for theory knowledge and testing
  • You will be assigned an RYA Instructor to personally grade your test once submitted
  • You will be mailed RYA Charts, RYA Almanac, Electonic Navigation Simulator download-code for Mac and PC, Portland Plotter and Dividers
  • Start, stop and continue when you want
  • Unlimited time to complete
  • Milestone review questions and answers
  • Take as long as you need to complete the Final Exam
  • If there was one course in the world to take, this is the one because of global recognition

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NauticEd is an approved RYA Training Center.

This course has been approved and endorsed by the RYA as the RYA Day Skipper theory course and is a prerequiste to the practical RYA Day Skipper on-the-water training. Pass this course here online and the practical training at any RYA training center and you will receive the RYA Day Skipper Certificate - SAIL. This makes you automatically eligible to be awarded the ICC - International Certificate of Competence, required by European countries and signatories to United Nations Resolution 40 as the minimum requirements to sail in their waters and for power boats up to 10 meters.

This is an ONLINE course and test viewable in your browser window.
Today's Investment: $394 which includes 2 RYA charts, the RYA tidal almanac, RYA Skipper Booklet, compass dividers, Breton rotating protractor, and examination grading by an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor.
You have infinite time access to this course. Take as long as you need to complete the course once started. There are mini self-grade tests embedded so you can really test your own knowledge before you submit your exam. 
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RYA Day Skipper Course: Tides and Current

... So what are the tide heights at times other than at high and at low. You can not assume a linear progression. It more acts like a sine curve. To calculate the tide height at any time you use a tide curve specific for that location.

... The following animation shows how to predict the tidal height using a tide chart.


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