RYA Day Skipper theory on line course


  • Start Point Sailing Skipper on line courses offer a new generation of on line training, built to take full advantage of the multimedia on demand experience provided by broadband internet.
  • Courses run on Windows PC, Apple Macs, Ipad and Apple tables, students can also download to run on line or smart phones.
  • The course online has many interactive exercises to help reinforce the information and lots of chances to try out what you’ve learned.
  • Lessons are narrated and use stunning 3D graphics which depict scenarios exactly as they might appear from a cockpit, a ship’s bridge or helicopter.
  • A zoom facility shows scenarios in for more detail or, where night falls see lights exactly as would be seen in real life.
  • Animations clearly demonstrate calculations and chartwork exercises which are described step by step.
  • Quizzes and exercises reinforce learning and give immediate feedback on answers.

Price £295 for 12 months with an additional 6 months for an extra £60.

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You will be purchasing:

13 online lessons, most of which have embedded practice questions or quizzes, and 15 associated exercises.

Course topics include:

  • Charts and publication
  • Tidal Awareness – Tidal Heights, Tidal Streams, Primary and secondary ports
  • Compass and Position Fixing
  • Dead Reckoning and Estimated Position
  • Course to steer
  • Electronic Navigation
  • Buoyage
  • Pilotage
  • Passage Planning
  • Passage Making
  • other topics incorporating Safety, The environment, Meteorology and the Collision Regulations.
  • Lessons and the associated exercise takes approximately 2 – 5 hours to complete.
  • You can pause and rewind lessons.

The RYA Day Skipper course price of £295 also includes:

  • The RYA Day Skipper Course Pack comprising: The Day Skipper Course Handbook, 2 RYA Training Charts, a RYA Training Almanac, an online copy of US Chart 1 (symbols and abbreviations) which is a free Admiralty Chart 5011 substitute, and a voucher to download the RYA training chart-plotter for Windows PCs and Macs.
  • Online exams and, for successful students, a course completion certificate.

You will be allocated an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor to assist you with any difficult tasks.

You will need also need a chart-protractor and dividers,  2B plus pencils  a rubber and an A4 pad.

This course is not available directly with Skippers on line who only provide with association with RYA schools.



Format: On-line courses Start Point Sailing in association with Skippers on line.


Once registered via the Skipper-on-line portal, you will be sent student packs which are mailed to you within 24 business hours of signing up by First Class mail or airmail if you are overseas (+10 for Europe, +£20 for the rest of The World.  If should arrive next day within the UK, within 3 – 4 days in Europe and around 5-7 days elsewhere.  If you prefer an overseason courier delivery you can request it for £35.


Any questions about your purchase, please ask by calling 01752 213121.  We will be glad to assist.