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.
£349 includes the RYA Day Skipper Pack worth £38. Student packs include assessment papers, course notes, exercises, practice charts and certificate of satisfactory completion. Also included is an RYA Training Almanac Worth £8.49. 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.
Our teaching will take place normally at Hythe Community Centre. http://www.hythecommunity.org.uk. 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.