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RYA Sailing School South Africa
RYA Day SKipper Theory
Pre-requisites: RYA Competent Crew OR previous sailing experience including basic navigation.
Duration: 5 days + time for exams or 3 weekends
Modules / Certificates:

RYA Day Skipper Theory certificate

Course Outline

RYA Day Skipper Theory Course


Conducted in our lecture room overlooking Hout Bay Harbour and Chapman’s Peak, students will learn basic navigation, pilotage, safety procedures, collision regulations and seamanship skills.


As an aspiring skipper, 2 Oceans Maritime Academy offers sailing courses in Cape Town that will introduce you to the fundamentals necessary to take a yacht to sea. You will be taught basic navigation and pilotage which includes:

  • chart work
  • position fixing
  • plotting a course to steer
  • weather forecasting
  • understanding tides and the international regulations for preventing collisions at sea.

You will also be taught about:

  • the parts of a yacht
  • emergency and safety equipment
  • points of sail
  • and the theory of sailing.

Course material

All RYA course material is supplied.


If this module forms part of the 6/17-week Career Course or the 9-day Skipper Combined Course, you will receive free accommodation on board your training yacht.


Refreshing tea and coffee is supplied. However, food is not included, and is for your own account.


RYA Day Skipper Shore-Based Theory course is run throughout the year.