day skipper theory


A comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers

An excellent course that really goes into detail on areas such as coastal navigation, pilotage, charts, tides and safety.  The duration and classroom based nature of the course affords far more time to cover and understand the subject matter than is possible in a course that includes practical work too.

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

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, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts
Level: Some experience on the water is desirable
Qualification: RYA Day Skipper Certificate
Duration: 40 hours with 2 exam papers
Course Fees: 12,500 THB
Day: 5 Days or 3 weekend by arrangement