RYA Narrowboat Course
RYA Narrowboat Course

RYA day skipper tHeory

Day Skipper Theory (8 weeks) 


Our aim is to give you time to learn each subject, practice and test your knowledge, and in your busy life it allows you time to miss the odd evening!!



Every other Saturday 9:30 to 17:30 from 13th October 

Saturday 13th - 27th Oct & 10th & 24th Nov 2018.


Every Wednesday evening19:00 to 21:00 from 10th October  

Wednesday 10th - 17th - 24th - 31st Oct, 7th-14th-21st Nov 2018



A comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers.

This course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day. A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising.


Course topics include:-

  • The basics of Seamanship

  • The essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage

  • Chartwort

  • Position fixing

  • Plotting a course to steer

  • Weather forecasting and meteorology

  • Tides

  • IRPC - Collisison Regulations

  • Construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat

  • Emergency and safety procedures including distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts


This course has been updated to provide you with a knowledge of the standard technology of most cruising vessels.

The course is over 8 weeks with two exam papers.


Course Cost £550 inlcuding course pack.

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Call us today on 07425 171821

Email us at info@thamesboattraining.co.uk

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