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RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Course | on-Line

RYA Day Skipper Shorebased theory course | on-line

Advance your passage planning skills with practical case studies you can train with with a purpose built self paced e-learning course. This online  day skipper course provides a perfect framework for preparing for your coastal sailing adventures.

The Course has been developed to teach you the skills within the RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Syllabus. There are 16 units, and each one has structured training with questions at the end of each lesson. 

On completion of the online course there is a General Assessment and a Chartwork Assessment that are completed online. 

  • Course duration: 40 hours
  • Assumed knowledge: RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship Course
  • Qualification: RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Course Certificate
  • Course Delivery: Self-paced e-learning, unlimited course access, support for 12 months from enrolment with an option to extend the support with no charge for up to 6 months,
  • Device requirements: This course has been developed to work on a tablet, laptop or desktop computer. The best browser to use is Google Chrome, but all other browsers will work.
  • Supporting materials: Sent via express post for students in Australia and International registered airmail for overseas delivery. Pack contains the RYA Day Skipper shorebased course notes, 2 training charts, a training almanac and navigation tools (plotter, dividers, pencil, eraser). The supporting materials are not required until Unit 6 so students can start immediately when they receive their online course login. 

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Mainstay Sailing, through its owners, directors and all its staff will deliver the highest level of training and services to its customers and associates. We will keep up to date with the latest available equipment and technology, and share the information and knowledge to improve the enjoyment and safety in sailing, cruising and in boating in general. We will do our best to make it fun and interesting and stimulate a spirit of adventure in the process. We will tailor our teaching style and methods to cater for persons of all abilities and learning styles.



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RYA Training (internationally recognised)

Whether you have never been on a yacht, or you just want to learn a bit more, we offer professionally run courses which will give you internationally recognised qualifications.

If you are planning to charter locally or internationally, we can offer courses which will give you the knowledge and ability to make it safe and enjoyable, as well as the certificate to present to the charter company.

Our practical courses are run on “Mohawk” a Bennetau 40.7, which is ideal for training in a safe and comfortable environment. Our training ground is the Whitsunday region in Queensland. All courses are run from our base at Coral Sea Marina in Airlie Beach.

Your instructors are RYA qualified and will ensure your learning experience is fun, and exciting. We adapt the courses to suit all learning styles and personal preferences. The accommodation and food will set the ideal learning environment to ensure that you have a fantastic week with us.

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