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RYA Day Skipper Shorebased e-learning Course
About the RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Online Course
Do you love the idea of confidently exploring new locations by boat? 
This e-learning course allows you to advance your passage planning skills using practical case studies. The online day skipper training course provides a perfect framework for preparing for your coastal sailing adventures.
We have graduates of this RYA Day Skipper online course who have taken their vessels and chartered vessels to some of the worlds most spectacular destinations after obtaining their International Certificate of Competence (ICC). Where will you go next?
If you are planning to participate in the associated sail boat practical course, then completing the online theory course beforehand will equip you with the adequate knowledge on seamanship and navigation safety to help you obtain your professional qualifications.
Course Topics
"What will I learn in the RYA Day Skipper Course?"
Understanding your safety and legal obligations as a yacht skipper
Knowing where to find weather forecasts and interpreting them
'Learning to see' through chartwork, and deciphering lights & buoyage
Avoiding collisions when sailing with the aid of traditional and modern tools, from a hand bearing compass, through to AIS alert systems and DSC calling
Escape the beaten track, learn how to navigate your yacht into secluded anchorages and be confident you are using all tools at your disposal to remain safe while you are there
Make tide your friend, understand your currents and tides and how to use them to your advantage during your adventures
Real life and practical scenarios throughout to help your understanding of the relevance and use of these skills
Practical passage planning frameworks to bring everything together
A catalyst to take the next step in achieving your boating dreams.
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  • "The course material and online content was really good. I am off to do the practical today and I am much more confident as a day skipper than before the course."

    Mark Dawson


  • "I recently completed the RYA Day Skipper course through AABB. I found it very informative and I certainly have a lot more knowledge now and look forward to applying the skills I have learned . I would highly recommend AABB to anyone looking to expand their navigational and marine knowledge. Thankyou AABB."

    Ian Baillie


  • "I recently undertook the online RYA Day Skipper theory course. The content of the course was excellent and I enjoyed the course from start to finish. I would normally say that any online course , compared to face to face is always second best, but this course and Neil's support if you need it, fitted my requirements perfectly to not only pass the course, but to understand the content . Looking forward now to applying my new knowledge on a boat."

    James Huxley


  • "I took my Day Skipper theory with Neil and the team at Above and Beyond Boating. The course was done via their online learning tools and it was a great experience. I found the e-learning provided a high degree of flexibility while still delivering an interesting and enjoyable learning experience. I highly recommend."

    Rowan Spinks


Course Information
eLearning Structure

This e-learning course has been developed by Above & Beyond Boating to teach you the skills within the RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Syllabus. There are 16 units comprising of lessons and activities. Each lesson has structured training content with review questions to provide immediate feedback. At the end of each unit there is a quiz to make sure you have understood everything. On completion of the course units, you will need to complete some online assessments to get your certificate.

The framework of the RYA Course has been used with practical Australian based case studies, pictures and examples wherever possible to ensure you finish the course feeling confident to undertake your next steps.

Duration of Learning

The course takes around 40 hours in total to complete, but it is structured so you can work at your own pace.

Previous Experience

The assumed knowledge is that you have completed RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course to set your skill foundation for this course.

We are really happy to help, and want to make sure you are on the best course for your current skills and future goals, so please check in with us if you are unsure which course is the most appropriate for you. One of our friendly staff will answer your questions when you contact us today.

Examinations

Once you have completed the 16 units of study there is a general assessment and a chart work assessment paper. They are completed online and each one lasts for up to 1.5 hours. We will mark your assessment and then send your certificate.

If in the very unlikely event that you do not pass the first time, we will provide feedback with you and there is the opportunity to sit the exam again, once you feel ready.

Qualification

RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Certificate.

Learning Online

Our courses have been specifically designed for an online learning experience. Enrolment in an online course presents a flexible opportunity to work through at your own pace. Our team can provide feedback, instruction and personal support over the phone, via email or face to face to help you get the answers you need. 

Supporting Materials
"What's included in the course?"
Navigation training materials, sent via express post within Australia and by registered airmail  for international addresses*
RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Course Notes to keep as your essential reference book. It covers the whole syllabus, including the latest developments in electronic navigation and techniques.
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RYA Training Charts & Training Almanac. These resources have been developed to give you exposure to the skippering challenges you could encounter anywhere your qualification could take you. You will experience changes in buoyage systems, time zones, extreme tidal flows, navigate under bridges and over sand bars. These resources are yours to keep and contribute to an  unrivalled learning experience.
Navigator's Tools: course plotter, dividers, 2B pencil & eraser so that you're equipped for your next adventure and beyond.
Personal online course user account, with a grade book and unlimited opportunity to return to lessons and reinforce your learning, even once you have completed a unit or passed the final assessments.
*You do not need to wait for the supporting materials to arrive before starting the course. You will need the navigation materials from Unit 6 onwards. 
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How do we maintain our 99% course completion rate?
The fresh approach from Above & Beyond Boating to elearning combines proven learning techniques in online learning with our experience in personalised training.
Above & Beyond Boating is committed to helping you every step of the way. We are here to ensure you feel supported while learning online. You can receive support and assistance from our dedicated course instructor over the phone, via live chat and email, or arrange a video call.
We are always seeking to improve our training course experience. We always listen to our customers feedback and update our training on a regular basis!
Neil Driscoll is your course instructor. With extensive experience as an RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor for over 20 years, Neil has delivered the full range of courses.
You can rely on a prompt reply from Neil should you need any assistance throughout the course!
Passage Planner & Vessel Logbook
Enrol today and you will receive a bonus Passage Planner & Vessel Logbook.
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The Investment

Access to the course is open for the lifetime of the product. Your course support for 12-months from completing the registration. If life gets too busy and you need more time, you have an option to pause your course support for up to 6-months and then continue when you have more time. 

RYA Day Skipper Shorebased e-learning Course
$595

(AUD)

Enrol in the course now!
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