A comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers.
Equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day.
A basic presentation of lights is included to introduce you to night cruising.
We are continually updating our courses to take into account developments in technology and the electronic navigation aids now available on most cruising boats.
In conjunction with the UK Hydrographic Office, the RYA has developed a chart plotter specifically for use on training courses, giving you a realistic insight into electronic navigation. Use of this plotter is an integral part of our Day Skipper shorebased course.
Small personalised classes at Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club & Lake Macquarie Yacht Club.
Your learning is supported with exclusive access to online tuition & forums.
Course taught over 40 hours with two exam papers, taught either as 3hrs/week x 13 weeks or 5 x Saturdays or Sundays (8hr days)