RYA Day Skipper qualification

The RYA Day Skipper Theory Qualification is the ideal entry point for anyone wishing to learn the theory required to navigate a small craft in familiar waters and is the essential course before taking the RYA Day Skipper practical course.

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RYA Day Skipper theory qualification

The RYA Day Skipper Theory Course is for those who want to obtain and develop the skills to manage and take charge of a small craft safely in daytime in familiar waters.

With this RYA qualification, successful students are awarded the Day Skipper Theory Certificate and it is the basis for the RYA Day Skipper Practical Course.

No previous experience is required for anyone wishing to study the RYA Day Skipper Theory Qualification, although some experience on water is beneficial. Some boating experience is advantageous but the course is aimed at anyone wishing to learn enough to safely and confidently navigate in local waters by day. Successful students are awarded the RYA Day Skipper Theory Certificate and it is the current qualification required to complete the Day Skipper Practical course and apply for the International Certificate of Competence (ICC).

The RYA Day Skipper Theory Qualification is applicable for both power and sail students, in both tidal and non-tidal situations.

Typical Day Skipper candidates

The Splash course is suitable for those with a range of sailing experience, from newcomer to experienced.

The Splash course is suitable for those with a range of sailing experience, from newcomer to experienced. As the course is self-paced, you can spend more time on topics that are new to you, and move more quickly through subjects where you might just need to top-up your knowledge. Day Skipper level suits a wide range of students including:

  • Newcomers to navigation theory
  • Experienced sailors wishing to reach International Certificate of Competence (ICC) knowledge level
  • Sailors with some tide knowledge, but may not be confident to calculate figures
  • Sailors with some hands-on sailing experience
  • Beginners starting towards a career in professional navigation

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One of the best things about this course was the flexibility to complete it when and where I could. It fitted in well with a busy work and home life! The level of support I received from John was excellent; always quick to reply with really clear advice and instruction, together with great encouragement! I didn't think that distance learning would be easy, but Splash really did help make my Day Skipper Theory a success.

The easy access when you can manage it 24/7 is what I like most about the course . Homework been my least thing i liked ,not been a homework lover i quickly got thru it all with the support of john (thanks again)10 out of 10 for your support. I found out about this course on the internet i was over the moon no classroom no traffic to and from always there to assist all your study material everything a bargain and a delight of which i would recommend to anyone, superb!

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