RYA Day Skipper Theory

This 6 day course is a comprehensive introduction to chart work, navigation, meteorology and the basics of seamanship. You will find this course invaluable if you want to learn to start making decisions onboard in terms of safety, passage making, etc.

You will receive an RYA course pack, including; charts, an exercise book and the course notes included in the course price .

Course dates:
  • 22nd – 27th July 2019
  • 16th – 21st September 2019
  • 18th – 23rd November 2019

NB. More courses/dates can be added/created for groups of 4 or more.



6 Days

£350 pp.

Assessment includes: Chartwork Assessment (1.5hrs) and General Knowledge Assessment (1.5hrs)


  • RYA Day Skipper shorebased pack and notes
  • 6 days tuition in our modern training classroom in Rhu Marina
  • RYA Training Almanac
  • Plotter and dividers (for use throughout the course)
  • Light refreshments throughout the course

What to bring with you:

  • Cash for lunch (either at Cafe Rhu, or in Helensburgh)
  • Pencil and notepad

None (although having completed the Essential Navigation course helps).


  • Very professional, competent and friendly.

    — Sandy – January 2018
  • Very good course, will be sending staff on it.

    — Michael October 2017
  • Very helpfull and professional, instructor was extremely patient and has a great manner...

    — Andy, July 2017
  • Very good training centre, thank you Dorothy!!

    — Tatyana, July 2017
  • Excellent course, would recommend to anyone requiring RYA Training.

    — Allan, July 2017
  • Organised and relaxed atmosphere that aids learning.

    — Steven, July 2017
  • Seemed sensitive to individuals, clearly an experienced teacher.

    — Iain, April 2017
  • Excellent instructor and facilities, nothing was too much trouble very patient after all...

    — Richard, December 2016
  • Great Course, very good trainer.

    — Fergus, November 2016
  • Very professional, indepth course more than expected

    — Frank, November 2016