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:

Start date:

  • 6th February
  • 10th April
  • 6th June
  • 14th August
  • 16th October
  • 4th December

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6 Days

Our Classroom - £400 per person
Off site Course - £1800 (see notes below)
1:1 Private Course - £1600 (see notes below)

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


  • RYA Day Skipper shorebased pack and notes
  • 6 days of 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
  • Pen and notepad

What to bring with you:

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

Offsite Course:

  • This course can be conducted on your own premises, providing it is suitable for training. The cost above is a effectively a hire an instructor cost and the cost stays the same whether there are 1 of you or 9. The only additional costs from us would be travel costs to get to your location and the cost of course packs/certificates.
  • During the course, you are responsible for any additional costs such as venue hire and meals.

Private 1:1 Course:

  • We can organise a private course for all our shorebased courses at our classroom in Rhu. The price includes all associated costs.

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


  • Very professional. Great learning environment

    — Brydon – July 2021
  • Well prepared and presented by an instructor who took time to clarify issues...

    — John – August 2021
  • 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