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Day Skipper Theory



  • Starts: 3rd October
  • 6 Tuesday evenings & 1 weekend
  • Evenings:
    October: 3rd , 10th & 17th & 31st
    November: 7th & 14th
  • Weekend:
    November: 18th & 19th
  • Ends: 19th November


  • Start times:
    Evenings: 1800
    Weekend: 0900


Day Skipper Theory

Get the best of both worlds!

Our classroom course includes full access to an online learning system with all the content for Day Skipper Theory so you can re-visit the materials anytime.


Learn in the classroom & at home

Learn in the classroom & from the comfort of your own home (relax with a cup of tea or something stronger!)


Get social

Get the social benefit of a group lesson format. Mix with like-minded people and share experiences.



Live classes supported by on & offline resources, you’ll get all the help you need to finish the course.


You’ll finish it!

Scheduled lessons and the benefits of a structured course mean you will finish it!

We think it’s awesome, but don’t just take our word for it…

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Frequently Asked Questions

You’ll get a course pack, by post, shortly before your first session or on the first lesson if it’s a classroom course.

Your course pack includes:
  • 2 x Training charts (RYA 3 & 4)
  • 1 x Day Skipper Shorebased Notes book
  • 1 x Day Skipper Exercise & Course Information book
  • 2 x 2B Pencils
You’ll also get:
  • Lifetime access to our online learning materials and tools
  • Exercises provided online for automatic marking and self-paced learning
On successful completion:
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All course materials are provided in your course pack, however, you will need a course plotter and dividers to complete the chartwork.

If you have some great, alternatively we can supply them with a 20% discount if you’re doing the course with us. Just click here.

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We understand that people lead busy lives and have other commitments. Missing one session isn’t usually a problem unless it’s the first session. Missing more than one session is not ideal.

We do provide online materials for revision which can normally be used to catchup should you miss a session.

As part of the learning experience, you will be expected to do homework between the classes. This is all done online with the ability to check your answers and get additional support.

Our shore based classes are run from Godalming College. There’s plenty of free parking on site.

There’s no pre-requisite knowledge required for the Day Skipper Theory course, however, some familiarity with boats & boating will help. If you have no experience at all, you might find the Essential Navigation Course a useful intro.

If you have spent any time on the water and are willing to learn, the Day Skipper Theory course takes you step-by-step through the complete range of topics (see the syllabus for more details).

£245 (online) / £370 (classroom)

Price per person, 10% discount for multiple bookings