rya day skipper shorebased course with Latchi Watersports Centre, Cyprus

RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Course, covers the essentials of safety, navigation and seamanship for sail and motor cruising

Following successful completition of the RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Course you’ll have the skills required to skipper a boat safely, to navigate from port to port and moor up at the end of the day. A complete review for inexperienced skippers to hone and improve a range of vital sailing skills. You’ll learn about all aspects of skippering a boat.

RYA - Royal Yachting Association Training Centre, Latchi Watersports Centre, Paphos Cyprus

A course for aspiring skippers with some yachting experience and basic navigation and sailing skills.

The course is taught over 40 hours in a series of short sessions

Course topics include:

  • sailing theory
  • types of veseels
  • knots
  • Ropework
  • Mooring alongside
  • Anchoring
  • Safety Equment
  • Personal Safety & Comfort
  • Fire Safety & Fire Fighting
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Rules of the Road
  • Lights & Shapes
  • Chartwork & Features
  • Plotting your Position
  • Variation & Deviation
  • Tidal Theory & Streams
  • Dead Reckoning Position
  • Course to Steer & Waypoints
  • Pilotage and Plans
  • collision regulations (COLREGS)
  • Weather Forecasting & Meteorology
  • Land & Sea Breezes
  • chartwork
  • construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat

Course Dates


Wed 1 Feb  1900-2130

Mon 6 Feb  1900-2130

Wed 8 Feb  1900-2130

Mon 13 Feb  1900-2130

Wed 15 Feb  1900-2130

Mon 20 Feb  1900- 2130

Wed 22 Feb  1900-2130

Mon 27 Feb  1900-2130

Wed 01 Mar  1900-2130

Mon 6 Mar  1900-2130

Wed 8 Mar  1900-2130

Mon 13 Mar  1900-2130

Wed 15 Mar  1900-2130

Mon 20 Mar  1900-2130

Wed 22 Mar  1900-2130

Mon 27 Mar  1900-2130

As part of your course you’ll receive the RYA Day Skiper Shorebased Notes Book – see more here!

This new edition of the RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Notes is the official title which accompanies the course and it has also been designed as an excellent “aide-memoire” which covers a wide range of subjects that the cruising skipper will find useful to have at hand.

It is an excellent reference book for those wanting to take their boating to the next level above competent crew. The book covers the essentials of safety, navigation and seamanship for sail and motor cruising. It comprehensively covers the syllabus and includes the latest developments in electronic navigation and techniques.

This new edition has been updated to include motor vessels in order to appeal to both sail and power readers; the illustrations have been completely modernised and the look and feel of the layout has benefitted from an overall redesign.

Please use the form below to register for the course, or give us a call on: +357 26 322 095

Register for RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Course (1st Feb – 27 Mar)

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Latchi Watersports Centre is an RYA Training Centre for Sailing Courses, RYA PowerBoat Courses, ICC, Own Boat Tuition and Cyprus Speedboat Operators License. 

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