The RYA Day Skipper theory course introduces the aspiring skipper to the wide range of subjects needed to take a cruising yacht to sea. The course is run in an informal setting to encourage enjoyable learning. These include the construction, parts and equipment of a yacht, emergency and safety equipment and procedures (such as distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, life jackets and liferafts). RYA Day Skipper Theory candidates are taught the basics of coastal navigation and pilotage covering chartwork, position fixing, plotting a course to steer, weather forecasting, a knowledge of tides and the International Regulations for Preventing Collision at Sea. Day Skipper Theory candidates sit two exams, one on navigation and the other a general paper covering seamanship, meteorology and the collision regulations. Identical courses are run each week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Just choose whether Tuesday or Thursday evenings suit you better, although it is recommended that students attend all Tuesday or all Thursday classes. The courses will start around the second week of September. At the end of the course, students will be awarded the RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Certificate and will have sufficient knowledge to undertake the RYA Day Skipper Practical Course.

Cost: £250 (24 weeks @ 2 hours per week)

Enrollment evening: Tuesday 3rd September 2019  19:30 until 21:00 Venue Railway Institute Bar.

Course start date: Tuesday 24th September 2019

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YCTC Committee

Chairman: Maggie Morris

Vice Chairman: Darren Rigg

Treasurer: Jill Salmons

Chief Shorebased Instructor: Paul Scaife

Member: Mike Wilson

Member : Gary Cameron

Member: Pete Richardson

Member: Mark Johnson

Member: Rod Swales

Member: Pat Igoe

YCTC Address

YCTC, C/O Gary Cameron

33 Railway Terrace


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Contact Details

Name: Maggie Morris


Mobile: 07594 048909