Day Skipper Weekends: study theory over two weekends
Day Skipper Navigation Theory Course
We schedule the RYA Day Skipper/Watch Leader navigation theory weekends either side of the practical sailing or motor courses.
The theory weekends form part of the COMBO training and are ideal for those candidates with enough time to spare in one go. The new navigation skills you learn are put into practice straight away, as soon as you step onboard.
You can of course join this course on it’s own without taking the practical course mid-week. One of the pre-requisites for Yachtmaster candidates is navigation theory knowledge to the level of Day Skipper/Watch Leader standard. We welcome all who are progressing in their learning and skills base.
The 1st Weekend:
You’ll concentrate on areas of the well-established syllabus that can be put into practice during the practical week such as:
- elements of pilotage
- chart work
- passage planning
- collision regulations
Subjects like GPS and electronic navigation will be managed onboard, in real time, using real equipment.
The 2nd Weekend:
You’ll cover the international skills of navigation in tidal waters and subsequently complete the written assessment papers. These assessments are where you can prove your new knowledge and achieve the Shorebased 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 would like to thank all at Aigua Sea School especially Nathan. I attended a powerboat course last year with Nathan as my instructor, and I was fortunate again this year to be taught again by Nathan on my YachtMaster theory and also my advanced powerboat course in September this year.
Without a doubt this has been my most enjoyable course to date. I learnt an incredible amount of both theory and advanced standard boat handling skills. I really enjoyed the night driving. It was a fantastic experience due to the training and confidence gained from Nathan’s teaching.
The encouragement I received during the whole of the course, including the administration staff John Paul and Rachael, was amazing which added to the whole experience. Obviously I would also like to thank Linda for her support.
I would thoroughly recommend Aigua for anyone considering a course. I have recently inquired about a further two courses I would like to take with them.
I completed my PBL2 with Aigua Sea School in 2017. I then took advantage of the free Yachtmaster Workshops later in the year to get me started on my career.
Little did I know, all the gems of information presented in such a supportive, interesting and professional environment would be put into practice. Shortly thereafter I assisted on the bridge for a pacific and atlantic crossing. It was perfect timing 👌 and I highly recommend. Thank you!
Firstly I was very impressed by Rachael and John-Paul’s kindness, assistance and enthusiasm. I always thought I was being taken care of, and will definitely be booking up the online RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Online course with you the end of September. Once I have passed this I’ll explore further with you guys for Advanced Power and Coastal Skipper practical courses.
Will Downing, the Skipper for the Day Skipper course, was marvelous! He pushed me when I needed it and was a fountain of knowledge on all things not just sailing. I would definitely recommend him.
Fred Harper, for my Level 2 Powerboat was equally good. He helped increase my confidence, and I really appreciated his style and genuine focus on safety.
It goes without saying that I would definitely recommend Aigua Sea School, as I was very impressed.
I completed the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory course in late May 2018 with Aigua Sea School and it was excellent. I booked the course a few days before it was due to start as I just finished a incredibly long delivery not knowing when I was going to arrive in Palma.
Due to the fact that 3 students pulled out of the course a few days before it was incredible that Aigua didn’t cancel the course and I was the only student remaining with one on one tuition from Simon Bradshaw.
Simon is an incredibly knowledgeable instructor…
who conveys a deep passion in the course he teaches. He is incredibly patient when I was coming to grips with the course content in the first few days. The approach to course was practical as we perfected the use of the sextant and even went out in the Bay of Palma to make the sun sights. Not only that he is willing to provide guidance when I finally do the ocean passage. I highly recommend Simon as an instructor.
With the extremely high level of customer service from Linda, John Paul and Rachel it’s completely understandable why Aigua Sea School is a top class RYA school with consistent high levels of feedback from previous students. My only regret is that I didn’t go to Aigua Sea School to do my Yachtmaster Offshore and other RYA courses.
A truely top class institution!