RYA Day Skipper Theory

Course Duration

One three day Sat-Mon weekend* (Part A) and one Sat-Sun weekend* (Part B)

Previous Experience Needed

None, although some practical sailing experience would be helpful.

Course Location

Classroom, Bakers Loft, House on the quay, Quay street, Lymington

Course Price

£295 Inc VAT + £45 RYA exam papers

Certificate Gained

RYA Day Skipper Theory Certificate

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Price Includes

  • 5 days theory instruction in Lymington
  • Student packs
  • Exam
  • Course books & exercise books
  • Course certificate


Call us for Further Information

If you have any queries please call on: 07764 465773

Or email; hello@seajayssolentsailingschool.co.uk


Course Content

  • Nautical terms
  • Rope work
  • Anchor work
  • Safety
  • Plotting passage to a real destination, showing course and speed
  • Navigation charts and publications
  • Compass deviation and variation
  • Chartwork
  • Tides and tidal streams
  • Visual aids to navigation
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation in restricted visibility
  • Pilotage

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RYA Day Skipper Theory

We are pleased to offer classroom based RYA Day Skipper Theory courses with one of our specialist sailing theory instructors, all with many years of teaching experience behind them.

The Day Skipper Theory course includes chartwork, meteorology, navigation, rope work, safety, nautical terminology and passage planning.


RYA Day Skipper Theory course runs over three days Sat – Mon weekend (Part A) and 2 day Sat – Sun weekend (Part B).

Course Schedule

Start at 09.00 and finish at approx 18.00

Additional Costs Onboard

  • Students will need their own plotters and dividers (available from Yachtmail chandlery on the quay)

Call us for Further Information

If you have any queries, please call Fiona on: 07764 465773
or email: hello@seajayssolentsailingschool.co.uk.


Students will be required to find their own accommodation in Lymington whilst completing the Day Skipper Theory Course **

* It is not necessary to attend consecutive weekends, although we recommend trying to do Part B as soon as possible after the completion of Part A.

** It may be possible to stay onboard one of our yachts for £25 per night, subject to availability.



Our Instructors have been with us for a number of seasons and are all very experienced sailors in their own right as well as being highly trained instructors with a wealth of knowledge and talent. Jamie Griffin, our Chief Instructor, has vast experience teaching on the water. Starting in dinghies at a young age and now everything sail and power, he also runs his own video production company. Jon is a Jazz musician and trumpeter. Euan is a professional sailor who as a hobby renovates houses in his spare time…Our instructors have one mutual love and that is being out on the water sharing their knowledge with all who sail with them.

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