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.
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I loved the Yachtmaster course 100%. I did theory before at another school but it was a lot better at Aigua, you guys are a lot more open-minded and don’t assume that we know everything, John was a great teacher!
You guys at Aigua were an absolute pleasure to take the course with, our theory with John was extremely thorough.
Supportive, Dedicated, Motivated, Passionate, Experienced, Professional!
All the words to describe the Aigua team!
I emailed Linda two weeks before arriving in Palma explaining the situation and circumstances that I was left in after attending another school close to Aigua in 2015 which resulted in me failing my YM practical exam. She ensured me that if I chose to come back to Aigua I would be welcomed with open arms and that she would personally dedicate her own time helping me get through the topics I struggled most with in the course. I had no doubts that Aigua was the place to I should return to.
I have known Linda for 5 years now and the one thing that never fails to amaze me is just how much love and care she pours into the students at Aigua, Her passionate approach to new, existing or previous students is so greatly appreciated and shows that aside from the business relationship you can also build long lasting and trust worthy personal relationships which I find to be an incredible asset to the school. The same love and care is also given by her wonderful colleagues, Rachael and JP, Nothing but smiles, laughs and positive attitudes!
The instructors John O’Hara and Steve Ginger were amazing, so knowledgable and patient ensuring that everything taught was understood entirely before moving onto the next topic. Their calm and experienced demeanor speaks volumes and shows a real sense of passion for what they are doing which drew me in and built an intense learning environment. I can’t stress how important and fulfilling this is, The entire two weeks I was constantly on the edge of my seat seeking new information and skills!
I have learned so much during the last two weeks and can’t thank you all enough, It has been an absolute pleasure and I will most definitely be returning in the near future. Thank you all for the support and motivation from day one. Each morning the minute I walked through the door I was greeted with words of affirmation from Linda “Morning Captain Josh!!” and after completing my final exam I proudly walked in to Aigua and received the best congratulations and support from everyone which made it all worth it.
Aigua Sea School is by far the best sea school for professional training, I can’t fault a single element of their operation and I will definitely be returning in the near future!
Just passed my Yachtmaster offshore with Aigua Sea School! Highly recommend this school! Fantastic theory instructor!!