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  • Day Skipper Theory

    Day Skipper Theory

Day Skipper Theory 5 Day Courses in Hythe New Forest

PRICES From £299

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The RYA Day Skipper Theory is 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.

At Jolly Roger Sailing we use the RYA training materials and try to integrate your lessons with real charts and almanacs so that you get a feel for the equipment you will be using on your own boat.

The course is normally taught by our principal instructor who has over 50,000 miles sailing offshore, including Atlantic crossings.

The course duration is a total of 40 hours with two exam papers. This can be evening classes or Five-day blocks (usually Mon to Friday). If you don't see a course that fits your calendar, please discuss your requirements with us. We can do weekends.

We do one on one refreshers and coaching too! £POA

To book choose a date in the calender on the right or if you can't see a date call us on 07834733323

Course Topics Include:

  • The basics of seamanship
  • The essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage
  • Chartwork
  • Electronic charts
  • Position fixing
  • Plotting a course to steer
  • Weather forecasting and meteorology
  • Tides
  • Collision regulations
  • Construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat
  • Emergency and safety procedures including distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and life rafts

£359 includes the RYA Day Skipper Pack worth £38. Student packs include assessment papers, course notes, exercises, practice charts and certificate of satisfactory completion. . You will need bring a navigation plotter and dividers we can order these for you at a cost of £25. You will also need to bring stationaries such as pens, pencils, rubber and a note pad.


Sally Hare via Google Reviews

***** Stars

Day Skipper theory via WebEx. Small classes ... with extra individual time if required... timing sessions, wherever possible, to suit all the participants. Virtual classroom easier to manage than anticipated once everyone gets the hang of it (using mute/unmute and not talking over each other) . Roger is inclusive and appreciates that not everyone learns at the same speed and all have differing sailing backgrounds and different reasons for doing the course....he tries his best to adapt the course around everyone’s needs. He is a patient teacher and explains things clearly. I fully recommend this course!

Amy Gower
 via Google Reviews

***** Stars

We had an amazing week learning loads with Roger to complete our Day Skipper Theory. Roger is extremely knowledgeable and very approachable. Really looking forward to putting everything we learnt into practice. We'll be booking other courses with Roger in the near future. Thank you Roger!!


Our teaching will take place normally at Hythe Community Centre. or Hythe Marina, both are only a two-minute walk from Hythe Ferry which gives easy access to the mainline railway station in Southampton. There is a café in the centre, or alternatively, there are sandwich shops and coffee shops close by. We will provide tea and coffee, but please bring or expect to buy some lunch. We will only have 30 minutes break for lunch as well as a coffee break in the morning and afternoon. If you require a list of B&B accommodation in Hythe please feel free to ask.


Day Skipper Theory Course Dates

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