RYA Day Skipper theory in Zurich without travelling abroad or sacrificing annual leave!
RYA Day Skipper Theory is a course in basic seamanship, navigation and meteorology. It is an essential precursor to the Day Skipper practical course and is common to both sail and motor.
The RYA Day Skipper qualification is increasingly becoming the minimum standard required to skipper a boat in the Mediterranean, either on flotilla or especially for bareboat charter, and it is not possible to pass the practical course without demonstrating knowledge of the subjects covered in the theory course.
These subjects include: seamanship, including terminology, ropework, safety, the International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea (colregs), navigation including chart familiarisation, use of chart instruments, the compass, position fixing, tides and tidal streams, passage planning, pilotage and basic meteorology.
Thanks for the very effective yet relaxed teaching method you employed to make us understand and assimilate so much in only 5 days. I truly enjoyed the learning and am now looking forward to doing the practical part of the Day Skipper certification.Tobias
In short, on completion of the Day Skipper Theory course you will possess the theoretical knowledge you need to navigate a small craft safely by day in familiar waters.
Sail YSL runs the RYA Day Skipper Theory course as an intensive course over 5 days (Monday-Friday) or 2 consecutive weekends. Day Skipper courses normally need a minimum of 4 people to run, but the maximum class size is limited to just 6 people to ensure more individual attention.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be issued with an RYA Day Skipper shorebased course completion certificate. We can also supply an RYA G158 log book for CHF 15.00 on request.
Prior knowledge required: none, other than fluent English. Previous experience on a yacht (e.g. Competent Crew or equivalant) would be an advantage.
Cost: CHF 1150 inc. VAT per person
Course duration: 40 hours over 4 or 5 days (may be consecutive or 2 weekends)
Price includes: RYA Day Skipper student pack (includes exercises, course notes book, training charts, exam papers), RYA Training Almanac, Portland plotter and dividers set, together worth CHF 95.00, as well as the exams at the end of the course and certificate on successful completion. Water during breaks is provided, but we make a nominal charge of CHF 3.00 per person per day for tea, (non-instant) coffee & biscuits.
Please bring: 2B pencil and rubber, pen & notepad, enthusiasm.
Assessment: 2 exam papers (chartwork, colregs and meteorology)
Students are responsible for their own lunch but we have a number of reasonably priced restaurants within just a couple of minutes’ walk.
Next Day Skipper course:
9, 10, 11, 16 & 17 September 2017
4, 5, 6, 11 & 12 November 2017 (tbc)
Courses can also be run in the Romandie and Ticino if there is sufficient demand and/or on request for private groups that can fill the minimum capacity.
Please contact me to book or if you have any questions.