Two day theory course
Multi course options
Various ptions for the RYA Coastal Skipper course
Multi course options for the RYA Yachtmaster theory course
The one day VHF Radio course is also available online


One-to-one practical tuition on your own boat
Practical sailing tuition for individuals, teenagers or groups
Practical Course

RYA Day Skipper Theory

A comprehensive introduction to chart work, navigation, meteorology and the basics of seamanship for competent crew.

You will find the Day Skipper theory course invaluable if you are ready to start making decisions on board.


Who is it for?

  • Sailors with some experience and who have taken, or are about to take, the Day Skipper practical course.

  • Improving sailors (e.g. Competent Crew).

  • Skippers and crew wishing to update their knowledge.

  • Aspiring skippers with some yachting experience and basic navigation and sailing skills.

The Day Skipper Theory Course topics include:

  • The basics of seamanship

  • The essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage

  • Chart work

  • Position fixing

  • Plotting a course to steer

  • Weather forecasting and meteorology

  • Tides

  • Collision regulations

  • Construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat

  • Emergency and safety procedures including distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, life jackets and life rafts.

How long is the course?


5 day intensive or 22 evenings at night school, or 3 weekends, Sat – Sun. One to One or home/office/corporate tuition is available at (extra cost) Email for details.


How do I book this course?


Download and complete the Excel Yachting Booking Form and either scan it and return via email, or post with a cheque payable to T.J.Lee to Excel Yachting, 7 Copsewood Way, Bearsted, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 8PJ.


If you prefer to pay by bank transfer please call 0771 064 7966 for account details.



Excel Yachting


Terence Lee
Principal and Chief Instructor

7, Copsewood Way, Bearsted Maidstone, Kent ME15 8PJ


Tel: 0771 064 7966