Marbella Sailing School

Puerto Deportivo de Marbella, 
Paseo Maritimo, 
29602, Marbella,
Malaga, Spain

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RYA Day Skipper Theory Online Course


The RYA Day Skipper Course is for anyone wishing to learn the theory required to navigate a small craft in familiar waters.


Our RYA Day Skipper Theory Course introduces and builds the student up to a competent level of navigation of a small craft.


The course includes

  • position plotting
  •  allowing for tides
  •  interpreting lights and shapes used and understanding the rules of the road that apply to all vessels. &nbsp


  • Meteorology is another key area covered in the RYA Day Skipper Theory Course and leads the student to good understanding of the effects of weather systems on vessels at sea.


  • Passage planning and other subjects, the RYA Day Skipper Theory Course gives the student a sound base on which to build the navigation skills by experience.


  • Remember - there are no hidden extras with Marbella Sailing School; our price for the RYA Day Skipper Theory Course includes Portland Plotter, Dividers, Training Almanac and all the books you need.
  • Course Requirements

    Pre Course Requirements

    It is recommended that you have some sailing experience prior to attending a Day Skipper Theory Course, although not mandatory.

    What to Bring

    You don’t need to bring anything as everything is included 😊


  • Course Syllabus

    Course Syllabus

    The course is taught over 40 hours with two exam papers. It can be covered as an intensive week-long course, or by distance learning.


    The Course Syllabus includes:

    • the basics of seamanship 

    • the essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage 

    • chartwork 

    • electronic charts 

    • position fixing 

    • plotting a course to steer 

    • weather forecasting and meteorology 

    • tides 

    • collision regulations 

    • construction, parts, and equipment of a cruising boat 

    • emergency and safety procedures including distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets, and liferafts


  • What's Included

    This course is run online using an interactive website. Our instructors are on hand for any questons you may have during your online course.