London RYA Day Skipper Theory Course

About this course...

RYA Day Skipper Theory courses London classroom's Webber st SE18EN very Nr Waterloo Station . (see bottom of page for dates)

The Day Skipper shorebased course is for those that have done little or no actual navigation, regardless of whether you have a lot of sailing experience or none.

The course will provide you with a sound basis of navigational and sailing theory, including chartwork, pilotage, passage-planning weather and sea-safety.

Classroom training is a vital complement to our RYA practical sailing courses. We make subjects relevant, interesting and fun to study. Our shore based course instructors are all current practical RYA sailing instructors with the patience, knowledge and experience to bring the subject to life.

Why Hamilton Sailing London theory ?
We have been teaching in London non stop for the past 15 years. We have had many students who have gone on to skipper for themselves abroad and in the UK. We keep class numbers low, we provide more free material than any other school they include Charts, informative books, Sailing Theory book, videos, weekly easy to understand handouts this includes a free "Learning Zone"

The courses are run over (one night per week start time 6.30pm plus two days over a weekend start 9.30am ) the very best way to learn Over 40hrs tuition + exams.

" What if I miss a night ? " its possible to still catch up with our help, We do everything we can to help you learn and pass !

We believe that the best way to learn is by talking to a teacher who is a Yachtmaster instructor, they can explain the subject and answers your questions face to face.
We also mark your exam on the last day and award you your certificate on that day in person.

Hamilton sailing will stand by you. Our Pass rate is 99%

but if you did not pass the course at the first attempt and you attended all evenings.then we will keep giving you opportunities, free of charge until you do pass. !!

Course topics include: The basics of seamanship
the essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage,tides
chartwork,electronic charts, position fixing.
Plotting a course to steer, weather forecasting and meteorology
collision regulations, emergency and safety procedures.

We offer Friendly efficient office support offering an almost immediate response to any question anytime.

If you cant make it to our London classroom's then checkout our online RYA Day skipper Theory Navathome

Recent testimonials:

Just undertaken my RYA Day Skipper Theory with Hamilton Sailing - I was specifically looking for an evening based course in Central London and the course run by Mark Hamilton proved to be nothing short of excellent. Mark has an excellent teaching style and a backs up the theory with real-world examples and funny stories....always engaging!. The course pace was well judged and proved for me to be a fun antidote to a hard day in the office each week. Mark made chart work fun and navigation straight forward. If your planning on becoming a Day Skipper and your are based in London I can absolutely recommend Mark and Hamilton Sailing as a great start in your journey .Stuart....

Re: Day Skipper Theory Course

Thanks to Jon and the team at Hamilton Sailing for an excellent Day Skipper Theory course. Very well structured and presented, it was informative, thorough and very enjoyable. I feel it has given me a very good understanding of the theory and also the confidence as I move on to the practical.


Mark,Just a quick note to thank you for the course, it was a great mix of teaching, experience and humor, and a very nice group. I will recommend it without a doubt.
Looking forward to the practical course in June.
Thanks again,

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