RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Course Syllabus

A comprehensive introduction to chart work, navigation, meteorology and the basics of seamanship for Competent
Crew and Helmsmen. You will find this course invaluable
if you want to learn how to start making decisions on board.

Nautical terms

Ropework

Anchorwork

Safety

International regulations for preventing collisions at sea

Definition of position, course and speed

Navigational charts and publications

Navigational drawing instruments

Compass

Chartwork

Tides and tidal streams

Visual aids to navigation

Meteorology

Passage planning

Navigation in restricted visibility

Pilotage

Marine Environment

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