Day Skipper Theory

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Day Skipper Theory

Pre Course Experience:



A comprehensive introduction to the skills required to take charge of a small boat at sea in familiar waters.


Nautical terms, Ropework, Anchoring, Charts and Publications, Position fixing, Tidal heights and Streams, Buoyage, Lights, GPS and Chart Plotters, Instruments, Log Books, Meteorology, IRPCS, Safety, Passage Planning.


5-Day Classroom Based.   Either 5 consecutive days, or a 2-day weekend plus a 3-day weekend.   Price  £350 per person

10-Week Evening Class.  19.00 to 22.00 Tuesday Evenings,  Autumn and Winter terms.  Price  £250 per person.

Virtual (Zoom) Classroom.  20 - 25 hours of contact time with our instructor, plus the same amount of homework time. Schedule and timescale to suit you. Price £350 pp.    


Parkstone Yacht Club,  Poole Yacht Club, Marine Skills Centre or at Home.