Day Skipper Shorebased Training Courses

We have been involved in RYA training programs for over 30 years and bring a lifetime of yachting experiences to all our activities

We offer a comprehensive range of shorebased courses for the leisure and professionals.


We offer a comprehensive range of courses, ashore,under power and sail together with our friends in multiple locations. Our courses are delivered to meet your individual needs and pace.

Day Skipper

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.

We are continually updating our courses to take into account developments in technology and the electronic navigation aids now available on most cruising boats. In conjunction with the UK Hydrographic Office we have developed a chart plotter specifically for use on training courses, giving you a realistic insight into electronic navigation. Use of this plotter is an integral part of our Day Skipper shorebased course. We have northern and southern hemisphere versions of our training materials. So, no matter where you are in the world, our course can be tailored to you.

The course is taught over 40 hours with two exam papers. It can be covered as a series of short sessions, as an intensive week-long course, or by distance learning.

Course topics include:

the basics of seamanship

the essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage
electronic charts
position fixing
plotting a course to steer
weather forecasting and meteorology
collision regulations
construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat
emergency and safety procedures including distress calls,use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts

we have considerable online and digital resources to accelerate your learning

Other Navigation Courses

The navigation courses on offer include:

essencial navigation Day skipper theory Yachtmaster theory Ocean Yachtmaster theory

Other shorebased courses

VHF short range certificate RYA/MCA First aid Engine course Electronic NavigationRYA /MCA Sea survival

We organise STCW courses for those wanting commercial licences

The key components of the basic training consist of the following: Personal safety First aid Sea Survival fire training


Through our professional careers’ we have created innovative personal development and training programs, gaining UK national awards. We have adopted the same approach in building our yacht training activities. We are seeking to go beyond the course syllabus to build your personal confidence and ability to embrace the spirit of yachting. We are a provider of the RYA interactive training for the leisure and professional courses


We tailor our courses to the capabilities and demands of the clients.

Be it early stage families to adventurous professionals or relaxed cruising we aim to please.

We hope to be able to meet the pace and aspirations with exciting and challenging activities.Courses and Prices

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