Upgrade your qualification to Day Skipper

Upgrade your ICC or Essential navigation theory to Day Skipper for just £220
Essentially this course is the full day Skipper course for those that have completed previous course that do not have a follow on course.
A copy of the completion certificate for ICC or Essential Navigation is required.

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Over 150 animated sketches

Click the sample mini animation

No hidden extras

  • Plotter and dividers included
  • Free mini radar simulator
  • RYA almanac included
  • RYA course pack with charts and course notes
  • 6 months initial access extendable
  • Access to the RYA chart plotter simulator
  • Online assessment and certification
  • Invigilated assessments if required
  • Free delivery to Europe and the UK
  • Compatibility

    Mobile Tablet PC Mac
    Day Skipper

    RYA chart plotter simulator

    The RYA chart plotter which is a small part of the course works on PC and Mac.

    Day Skipper Syllabus

    • Basic seamanship and terms
    • Introduction to chartwork
    • Latitude and longitude
    • Position fixing
    • Using a Portland plotter
    • Tidal heights
    • Tidal streams
    • Secondary ports
    • Compass variation
    • Dead reckoning
    • Estimated position
    • Electronic charts
    • Using GPS
    • Basic use of RADAR
    • Working out a course to steer
    • Buoyage and pilotage
    • Safety and actions in fog
    • Meteorology
    • Passage planning
    • Collision regulations
    • Passage making

    Optional voiceover

    Our courses are not videos or PowerPoint slide shows but lessons that include fully animated graphics with optional voiceover. Voice overs can become irritating which is why we give you the choice to listen, read and listen or read. With a video teaching methods, you have to rewind if you miss something. Our animations have step forward and step back buttons or you can check what you have heard in the included text.

    Teaching methods

    Navathome has been teaching RYA courses online for over ten years and has developed good systems and methods for teaching that really work for our students.

    Why choose Navathome

    Learn with Navathome

    • Fully animated lessons
    • Work on any browser or device
    • Free lessons on Radar and boat handling
    • 10 years developing RYA courses
    • 6 months initial access extendable
    • 6 months extensions £30
    • Extend your course even if it has expired
    • Friendly instructors available 7 days a week
    • Help via e-mail, Skype or telephone
    • Two years access to the revision course
    • MCA RYA approved courses
    • Full time instructors 7 days a week
    • 10% discount on double bookings
    • 15% discount on 3 or more bookings
    • Discount vouchers for future courses

    Free delivery to the UK and Europe

    No charge is made for delivery to the UK and Europe but we do recommend the DHL option is taken for Portugal, Greece and Spain.
    Packs are sent DHL to all other countries.

    Our Team

    We Are Available Worldwide

    Navathome provides courses all over the world and will send your RYA pack to any country.

    RYA qualifications are recognised in more countries than any other training body.

    Go with the RYA and be safe at sea.