Study over two weekends
Day Skipper Navigation Theory Course
We schedule the Day Skipper/Watch Leader navigation theory weekends either side the practical sailing, or practical motor courses, (see the COMBO options in the menu). The theory course forms part of the COMBO training and is ideal as the new navigation skills are put into practice straight away, as soon as you step onboard. In order to successfully complete the full Day Skipper sailing, or Day Skipper motor certificate the navigation course is advised by the RYA.
You can join this course without taking the practical course mid-week. As a level of navigation theory knowledge to Day Skipper Watch Leader standard is a pre-requisite for Yachtmaster exam prep, we welcome all who are progressing in their learning and skills base.
The first weekend will concentrate on areas of the well-established syllabus that can be put into practice during the practical week: elements of pilotage, chart work, passage planning, seamanship and collision regulations. The subjects such as GPS and electronic navigation will be managed onboard, in real time, using real equipment.
The second weekend covers the international skills of navigation in tidal waters, plus the written assessment papers where you can prove your new knowledge and achieve the course completion certificate.
*Dates and timings may be subject to change at our discretion. We can arrange the dates to suit your schedule.
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I truly recommend Aigua Sea school to do your courses. They are very nice and professional. I did my day skipper sailing course with them and I really enjoyed it. Nathan was very patient and understanding. He is a very wise teacher. I would go back any time to do more courses with them!
Ian, John and the whole team from Aigua couldn’t be more helpful. They genuinely want to see you pass your exams and go the extra mile to help. Couldn’t recommend enough! Thanks
I am really happy, the class was even better than I expected. Thanks for tonight’s free Yachtmaster theory class.
Thanks so much for the free class last night, I wish I had joined the Facebook page sooner, as i would have started coming a while ago… I found the class easy to be apart of, I loved how there was a mix of experience, some were relatively new to the theory and some there just as a refresher – the class flowed really well, we started with pilotage which then brought up tides, symbols, transits etc and let us discuss a variety of important factors. I walked out of the class feeling a lot more confident for my Yachtmaster theory next week which I’m thoroughly looking forward to, so thank you Linda!