This course is a comprehensive introduction to cruising theory for inexperienced
skippers and is a distance learning course brought to you in conjunction with our
This course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by
day. A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising.
Shore-based RYA course prices
We offer a variety of prices depending on numbers and how long we feel you will need
to complete the course as since we keep the numbers low, the time in the classroom
can be tailored to meet your particular requirements. We can even start the course
on-line before you come to the school so we can optimise your time in the classroom.
As a guide we have suggested the following packages.
RYA Day Skipper for 2 people with full board accommodation. £795
This is only a little more than the normal charge in the UK for the course alone
but includes full accommodation and course packs.
You can add the Diesel Engine Maintenance and Radar courses for only £50 per person
per course a huge reduction on the normal price of £110!
Please feel free to suggest a program that would suit you.
Pre course requirements
There are no pre-course requirements for the RYA Day Skipper theory course but some
sailing knowledge is helpful.
The Training Centre
This course is run in our fully equipped classroom in Spain. Numbers are always kept
low and we can even do one to one teaching at a price no more than is charged for
participating in a large class in the UK.
This level of attention has proved very successful in the past succeeding with students
where others have failed.
You might want to add on some additional modules such as RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance
and/or RYA Radar which can be added at a highly discounted price.
Courses can include an accommodation package at our centre which is situated in the
Spanish hills on the Mediterranean coast of Spain just a short trip from Barcelona.
The cost of staying is incredibly good value and is available for most of the year.
Why not include the course as part of a holiday. We can adjust the program and the
duration of the course to allow plenty of vacation time so it is possible to go home
with a qualification as well as a tan!
The basics of seamanship
The essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage
Plotting a course to steer
Weather forecasting and meteorology
Construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat