Classroom – Weekend Theory Course

Course information


2 days

Course Description

If you wish to complete your Day Skipper practical course but need extra theory background first, this is for you. Next to already having a basic knowledge of navigation and chartwork* if you need to get your theory improved in order to take our RYA Day Skipper Practical, this weekend course is what you need. Despite what you may think, studying can be done in a fun way! In one of our classrooms, with one of our instructors, surrounded by other students and with sun rays during your break. What else to ask for? You will learn adequate theoretical knowledge for the Day Skipper Practical, which includes being able to plan a passage in an area with tides, calculating course to steer, and working out the time when you could cross a tidal bar.

For Who?

No minimum age. To further complete the Day Skipper practical you will need to be 16 and above.

You want to make sure your theory is up to date before getting on board to do a practical course.

You have completed your preparation of Essential Navigation and Seamanship theory.

What will you learn?

This course will bring your basic knowledge of navigation up to the level required for Day Skipper. It is not an official RYA course so there will be no examination or certificate.

You will lear adequate theoretical knowledge for the Day Skipper Practical, which includes: Tidal Streams and heights, tidal curves, tidal diamonds, Dead Reckoning, Estimated Position, course to Steer, Passage Planning in tidal and non-tidal waters, Pilotage in tidal and non-tidal waters, Meteorology, including sources of Greek weather information, Light Characteristics, Lights and Shapes, Seamanship & Safety, Electronic Navigation Aids, ‘Med’ Mooring techniques.

What is included?

An instructor teaching you all the materials and available for your questions.

Snacks, fruits, coffee/tea/water throughout the day.

For the theory course you will get a course pack, your own set of navigation tools and a simulation chart-plotter as well as course pack postage by recorded delivery.

*We may be able to arrange a formal Day Skipper Shorebased examination during the practical week for those who wish to do it. Contact us for details.


Price List Classroom Weekend

Classroom theory courses - Weekend2-Day€450

Your travel expenses to get to Aegina are not covered.


Find out more

*If you don’t have basic knowledge you can prepare by completing an online RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship course. Click here for details.

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