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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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…
Thank you for holding the class Linda, I know it’s your free time you’ve taken to do the class. It was a very helpful class on what we covered, there was all levels of students there too which added more value. The way you give your class I enjoyed, you involve everyone, instead of rattling off the…
Thanks for the workshop Linda! It was really brief and precise about ‘what is a Yachtmaster course’
I would highly recommend Aguia Sea School, the staff, JP, Dawn and Linda, are extremely helpful, John and Simon, the instructors that got me through my yachtmaster, short range radio course and my ocean are knowledgable, patient and passionate about their subjects. All in all a great operation, thanks guys!
The yacht master ocean theory course taught by Simon Bradshaw was thoroughly enjoyable and full of information on all areas! All in all very good.
The course was fantastic, Simon was brilliant and so patient, the combination of Classroom and practical experience made it even better!
I had a great time on my RYA Ocean Yachtmaster course, caught up with an instructor from many years ago and made some inspirational new friends. It was a great atmosphere to learn in and an awesome idea for a reward at the end, thanks team! see you soon
The YM Ocean course was brilliant, Simon was great! I would definitely recommend Aigua!
This school is the best I have yet to experience. The Instructors were the best! they really took the time to make sure we understood, and the office staff were great. I will definitely be recommending you!
The Yachtmaster Ocean course was really good, the tutor was outstanding, very helpful & passionate about this course. I enjoyed it very much. I will definitely recommend your school for this type of course.
I really enjoyed the Ocean course, John was very knowledgeable and I was very happy with him. I have recommended Aigua to my crew who are also doing courses.
I just wanted to thank you again for a fantastic course. Your teaching method was superb and even at the times when I was about to give up you always inspired me to carry on!
Thank you Aigua Sea School! As expected from before, you delivered a very good YM Ocean course. The one day at sea make a real difference to most other Sea Schools out there. Keep up the good work and thank you! Frank
As for the Ocean course, it was great. I couldn’t have asked for more if I’m honest. Simon explained things very clearly and went to lengths to ensure that each of us were comfortable with each stage of the syllabus. As for the ‘front of house’….the climate was always spot on!! The info given prior…
The Ocean course with Aigua was awesome. Our instructor, Simon, is so passionate about celestial nav and wants everyone to share some of his excitement. He makes a real effort to have both himself and the content be approachable – it’s not the simplest of subjects. The day out on the water was really useful…
The ocean course was magnificent. I cannot express my gratitude towards the instructor Simon, the course content, and the overall organisation of the school. Simon is incredibly passionate about celestial navigation, which makes learning more fun and compelling. Linda and Katie are incredibly helpful with all of the paperwork over all support and enthusiasm. I…
Thanks very much for the great Yachtmaster ocean course. Simon was a great instructor and extremely passionate about his subject.
Please know that I think your school is great. The quality of instruction I received from Simon Bradshaw was also absolutely top notch and helped me immensely. Without that i would have been half way into the Atlantic scratching my head. Great Facilities and location too. Yachtmaster Ocean