Day Skipper Theory

This Day Skipper Shorebased Course is designed specifically for those who wish to undertake the Yachting Day Skipper Practical Course or the Intermediate Powerboat Course.  The aim of this course is to provide the background knowledge for participants to be able to navigate and skipper a yacht or fast powerboat by day.

If you’re looking for a quick online introduction to navigation and seamanship, try the Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course.

Syllabus

  • Seamanship
  • Position Fixing
  • Plotting Courses to Steer
  • Weather Forecasting
  • Collision Regulations

We provide:

  • Training Charts
  • Textbook
  • Sample Questions
  • Test Papers
  • Plotter
  • Dividers

What You’ll Need

  • Pencil
  • Pen
  • Eraser
  • Notebook.

Our cancellation policy for this course can be viewed here.

To book this course:

Step 1:  Online payment, after which you will receive an email confirmation with a link to an online form.

Step 2:  Submission of the online form.

Your course booking will only be secured once both steps are completed.

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Course Options | Online or Classroom

The Day Skipper Theory Course is delivered by Navathome, a RYA Recognised Training Centre specialising in online training. Upon booking, a website link and password will be sent to you. Please allow one business day to recieve this.

You will be tutored /supported by an experienced RYA instructor. The cost of the programme is €400.

The contract is between Navathome.com and the student and please note that by booking this course you agree to the terms and conditions of Navathome available here. To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with Navathome via www.navathome.com. This training website and database is held and maintained on a secure server. Navathome is an RYA training centre which specialises in online navigation training and will not use your personal information for any reason other than enabling your course.  Please review the full details of this here. You’ll have 6 months to complete the course, however, this can be extended for €30.00 paid to the Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School.

Course 2: October – Saturdays (9.30am-5pm), Tuesdays (6.30pm-10pm) and Thursdays 6.30pm-10pm)

  • Saturday 1st, Tuesday 4th, Thursday 6th, Saturday 8th, Tuesday 11th, Thursday 13th, Saturday 15th, Tuesday 18th, Thursday 20th October, Exam takes place on Saturday 22nd October

Course Fee – €499: Includes all course notes, books, papers.

Why not watch this 10 minute introduction to Electronic Navigation presented by chief instructor Kenneth Rumball.

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    star rating  We did once off rock pooling and kayaking and it was great fun. The kids had great fun and they allowed me to go ith them too. In the end... read more

    Shyamis
    April 1, 2018

    star rating  Firstly, Jess (our instructor) was amazing! I was a bit nervous starting this course as I didn't know what to expect but Jess made it so easy to understand everything... read more

    1V426
    September 12, 2022

    star rating  Came here with my mom for a stand up paddle board rental, the staff went above and beyond to be super friendly and the experience was great and good value!

    lizzy
    July 1, 2020