RYA Day Skipper

Overview

The RYA Day Skipper theory course covers the basic areas of navigation and seamanship. If you are planning to spend more time on the water, completing this theory course using Urban Truant's easy-to-use educational online portal will give you an essential understanding of how to remain safe at sea ... and find your way home! You can also go on to do your RYA Day Skipper practical course.

Our Platform

Sailing Course Online is designed to work seamlessly across PCs, Macs, tablets and smart phones enabling you to learn at home or on the move.

You can view a demo of the system which will give you a guided tour of the online portal and all the features.

Free Trial

Why not see for yourself how easy it is to learn at your own pace. Request 24 hours' free access to our RYA Day Skipper Online. Fill out the form and once we've verified your e-mail address you will have instant access to the online portal.

Course Syllabus

Taught over 40 hours, the course is a comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers and provides you with the required knowledge to navigate safely. A list of modules is below and at the end of each module, you are invited to try out what you have learned with online tests. Full answers are immediately available for every test question and you can go back and re-do any part of the module - giving you confidence to move onto the next section when you know you are ready.

Once you have completed every module you are ready to sit the exam. Again, this is done from your own home or office and completed in a time limit. You will need to have your RYA training charts, books and equipment to hand, and all answers should be entered into Urban Truant's online exam form. Your submitted answers will be marked by a qualified RYA shorebased instructor within two working days (often within one working day).

Passing the course gives you ideal preparation ahead of completing the RYA Day Skipper practical course, which can also be provided by Urban Truant. We use modern yachts and insist on a low ratio of students to instructor, meaning you spend more time learning and less time waiting for others to take their turn.

Pre-Course
Experience
Some practical experience is desirable although not essential.
Assumed
Knowledge
None.
Student
Instructor Ratio
You will be assigned a dedicated RYA Yachtmaster Instructor to answer your questions.
Duration 40 hrs online study
Course
Content
Seamanship
Coastal navigation and pilotage
Chartwork
Electronic charts
Position fixing
Plotting a course to steer
Weather forecasting and meteorology
Tides
Collision regulations
Ability after
Course
This course equips you with enough knowledge to understand how to navigate around familiar waters by day. A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising. Successfully gaining your certificate will enable you to confidently progress with your Day Skipper practical course.

Platform Learning Styles

Our Platform uses a mixture of learning techniques to deliver course content. Realistic 3D animations and graphics provide an effective support to your learning.  Our courses include over 20+ supporting videos for the key areas of content.

Why Choose us for your RYA Day Skipper Theory Online Course

We at Urban Truant are passionate about what we do and customer service is key in everything we do. Here are just some of the reasons why you should choose us. If you're still not convinced give us a call and speak to one of our instructors.

7 day money back guarantee

We are 100% confident that you will enjoy our courses, that’s why we offer a no questions asked money back guarantee. Just return the RYA Course Pack, plotters and dividers to us and we’ll refund your money in full.

Video Content

Our RYA Day Skipper and RYA Coastal Yachtmaster Courses all have a mixture of content styles to suite all learning techniques. Our courses include over 20+ supporting videos for the key areas of content.

Multi-platform

Your course content is designed to work seamlessly across PCs, MACs, tablets and smart phones enabling you to learn at home or on the move.

Not Just Online

Urban Truant is also a practical school and has offices at Swanwick Marina on the River Hamble; we're not just an online company. As part of your online theory course, if you really need additional help you can arrange a 1:1 session with one of our instructors in our classroom.

RYA Yachtmaster Instructor support

The shorebased instructors who support Sailing Course Online are additionally RYA Yachtmaster Instructors, giving you fast and knowledgeable assistance whatever your query.

All equipment provided

We provide everything you need to pass: 8 months access, to your course, the full RYA training pack of books and charts, quality plotter and dividers - all packaged in a free Urban Truant bag and sent to you on a next day courier service (UK). Free worldwide shipping is included.

100% pass rate

Urban Truant will support you from the moment you first access the course until you successfully pass your exam(s). We take the time to understand why you might find a particular topic tricky and extra help is always available. We've not had anybody yet that has taken the exams that has not passed.

10% Practical course discount

Your Urban Truant experience need not end with successfully passing your online theory course. We are also an RYA practical school and your online course entitles you to 10% discount on any practical courses you may like to go on and do. Urban Truant is the only RYA Training Centre that delivers online courses using its own platform and also delivers practical courses.

Multi-user discount

You will receive a discount of 10% when ordering two courses and 15% discount when three or more are ordered at the same time - the discount applies to the same course (e.g. buying two RYA Day Skippers Courses). Multiple students can be added to a course seemlessly throught the check-out process.

A friends and family discount of 10% is available on additional theory and practical courses booked with Urban Truant.

What's Included

  • Quality plotter and dividers so you can do your chartwork
  • RYA training charts and almanac
  • RYA Day Skipper Northern Hemisphere Exercise book
  • Unlimited access to Urban Truant's qualified RYA shorebased instructors (via email, phone, Skype and FaceTime)
  • All charts, books and equipment are sent by courier on a next day service in your free Urban Truant Navigation bag!
  • 8 months course access, with the ability to extend if required.
  • Access to the online course after passing your exams, great for revision or as an aide memoire
  • All exams are included in the course fee, along with unlimited re takes
  • Discounts on future RYA Practical Training, we are not just a theory school!

Ready to get Started?

Buy your course today and you will get immediate access to the online course content. Your Urban Truant bag containing everything else you need to do the course will be sent by courier on a next day service (UK). We also offer free worldwide delivery normally on a 2-3 day service.

RYA Day Skipper RYA Training Centre

RYA Day Skipper

The RYA Day Skipper theory course covers the basic areas of navigation and seamanship. If you are planning to spend more time on the water, completing this theory course using Urban Truant's easy-to-use educational online portal will give you an essential understanding of how to remain safe at sea ... and find your way home! You can also go on to do your RYA Day Skipper practical course.
£289.99

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