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Day Skipper Theory: Virtual Course


  • Starts: 18th January
  • Monday & Wednesday evenings
  • January: 18th, 20th, 25th & 27th
    February: 1st, 3rd, 8th, 10th
  • Break for half term
  • February: 22nd & 24th
    March: 1st, 3rd, 8th & 10th
  • Ends: 10th March


  • 1800 to 2100
RYA Sailing Courses

Get the best of both worlds

4 reasons the interactive format is awesome!

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Learn from home

Learn 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 likeminded 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!

But don’t just take our word for it…

1 month ago
David Ness
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Marcus led a very informative 14 session online course. I found it most enjoyable and will use many of the lessons learned in the future. Would I recommend it ? Absolutely…..

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1 month ago
Christian Toll
(verified owner)

Loved every minute of it, thank you, great job!

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1 month ago
Daniel Latham
(verified owner)

10/10 would recommend
Marcus was great, everything was explained in detail
The course was very well structured, easy to follow and very enjoyable

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1 month ago
Bruce Casely
(verified owner)
This course was undertaken via Zoom calls twice a week with homework at weekends. And then 2 tests, chartwork against the clock solo and a group test covering the remainder of the course. Marcus evidently has a deep knowledge of sailing and, notwit
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3 months ago
Jennifer O Dwyer
(verified owner)
I found the day skipper course most enjoyable and fun. Marcus is excellent to teach and passes his knowledge on goes above and beyond at every turn! I would advise anyone who is considering doing the course this is the one for you I would highly rec
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3 months ago
Rob Poole
(verified owner)

I would highly recommend this course to all aspiring Skippers. Marcus is a brilliant coach, ensuring the pace is right for the group and the concepts are fully understood. Great value and done from the comfort of your own home. 5* excellent course

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Frequently Asked Questions

You’ll get a course pack, by post, shortly before your first session.

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, 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.

£299 per person

10% Discount per person for multiple bookings