Day Skipper

Day Skipper. Our Day Skipper course runs over 7 weeks, one night a week from 1830 to 2130 and then a weekend, Saturday 0930 to 1730 and Sunday 0930 to 1330. The cost is £425 per person plus £25 if you require a set of dividers and a plotter. All the material you will require for the course is included – the RYA Day Skipper pack with 2 charts, a Day Skipper booklet, an Exercise Book, a CD Rom Chart Plotter, a Training Almanac and the Westview Day Skipper notes folder, including the schedule for the course and a list of the weekly homework, plus the answers to the homework questions. Students also get free access to the Tutorial Videos for the duration of the course.

Day Skipper Course content. Nautical terms; Types of Sailing Yacht; Parts of the Yacht; Types of Motor Vessels; Parts of the Motor Vessel; Sailing Theory; Ropework; Anchorwork; Safety; International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisons at Sea (IRPCS); Position, Course and Speed; Charts and Publications; The Compass; Magnetic Variation; Deviation; Tides and Tidal Streams; The Tidal Hour; Dead Reckoning; Estimated Position; Course To Steer; GPS; Waypoints; Visual Aids to Navigation; Tidal Heights at Standard Ports, Secondary Ports; The Running Fix; Weather; Passage Planning; Pilotage; Navigation in Restricted Visibility; The Marine Environment.


Our next course which will be taught by Duncan Wells, author of ‘Stress-Free Sailing’ and ‘Stress-Free Motorboating’ and features writer for Yachting Monthly and Sailing Today, will start on Monday 9th Oct at the Community Centre in Chalfont St. Peter, Bucks.

All students passed our recent Day Skipper shore based course. We are scheduling our next course for next year – 2018. Interested parties call or email 01753 890555 or