RYA Day Skipper Theory Course
"Navathome" on-line Course

This on-line course offers aspiring yacht skippers a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of theory including chart work, navigation and meteorology together with basic seamanship. A starting point for those wishing to learn to lead a crew and take control of a sailing yacht by making decisions as skipper on board. Delivered by our partners “Navathome” 

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                      Combined theory/practical courses with Canary Sail are offered at a discounted package 


The course takes approximately 40 hours to complete with an assessment of 2 parts
(1.5 hours for each) taken in one sitting.

Assumed Knowledge
Assumed Knowledge

No previous knowledge is required. It is likely you have your RYA Competent Crew or some previous sailing experience.

Course Content
Course Content

Introducing and building the student up to a competent level of navigation of a small craft. The course includes the following:

Tidal streams
Passage planning
Tidal heights
Collision regulations
Electronic navigation

Expected Learning Outcome
Expected Learning Outcome

This course is the ideal method to advance to your next level – RYA Day Skipper Practical Course on board the yacht. On successful completion of your Navathome Theory Course you will receive an official RYA certificate from Navathome


€350.00 plus delivery of your book/navigation tools pack to your nominated address (UK delivery costs included - See Shipping costs here).

Shipping Policy
The student pack will be sent on either the same day or the next working day. 
All packs, whether sent via Royal Mail or by courier, are sent with tracking information and should be signed for.
Navathome will not be held responsible for any duty or expenses incurred in the country of delivery.
Packs sent to 'Care Of' addresses.
Navathome will not be held responsible for pack sent to 'care of' addresses of any type including business, marinas, relatives etc.
Replacement packs for those lost after delivery will be at the sole expenses of the purchaser including postage and handling fees.

Theory Pack Contents:
RYA Training charts
RYA Exercises booklet
RYA Day Skipper Shorebased notes booklet
RYA Training Almanac
A plotter and dividers set


Course Expiry

There is an initial access period of 6 months which is plenty of time to complete any of the courses offered. Your access can be extended at any time for up to two years after your access runs out for an admin fee of £30.
Access lapses completely and your log in is deleted if your course has run out and you have not extended within two years of your course access expiry date.
Once you have completed the coursework and passed the assessment, your course is completed and you course access is terminated. You can request access to the revision course at this time.

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A wide range of practical and theory courses offered all year round

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Choose from a variety of sail cruises around the Canary Islands and beyond

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From Bareboat to skippered charter, we have an option to suit your needs

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Recommended accommodation options in La Gomera and Tenerife

Get in Touch

Phone any time on our UK Divert No. (UK call cost): 0044 1252 837648
Phone (USA): 001 855 866-5566
Phone (Spain): 0034 922 141 967

Company Address:
Marina San Miguel
Urbanizacion Amarilla Golf
San Miguel de Abona
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Islas Canarias

Office opening hours:


Tuesday-Friday: 08.30-15.30

Calls diverted outside of office hours, excluding Mondays. Please send us an email and your enquiry will be dealt with promptly.

Office opening hours:
Tuesday-Friday 08.30-15.30

Calls diverted outside of office hours, excluding Mondays. Please send us an email and your enquiry will be dealt with promptly.

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