RYA Day Skipper Theory Evening Course


The Caribbean RYA Day Skipper Theory Evening course is a new format of theory course designed specifically for local Antiguan residents, who are willing to take the class after their day job, full time studies etc., and can not join us for 5-day standard course.

The RYA Day Skipper Theory Evening course will be run 2 evenings a week –  from 5:30pm to 8:30pm 3 hours each, for 7 weeks. The course will take place at our school base in Jolly Harbor, every Monday and Wednesday

The shore based course will have the same syllabus as regular RYA Day Skipper Theory course, which introduces students to nautical terms, ropework, anchoring, navigation and safety at sea.

This includes the compass, tides, the basic concepts of navigation theory (planning a route, triangulation etc.), pilotage, course & speed. It will also cover navigation, buoyage, meteorology, and the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (our friendly COLREGS). You will be working with both book exercises and some real-life situations and live assessment of the weather as it evolves over the course of the class.

At our base in the Caribbean, the course is held at our school in Jolly Harbour – and you get to take breaks by swimming on the beach just a few minutes from our base. We also highly recommend the online version of the RYA Day Skipper Theory Course, so that you have more flexibility in your learning process.

Following your RYA Day Skipper Theory Course, you can take your RYA Day Skipper Practical course.

We suggest that all skippers take the RYA SRC Radio Course, for knowledge and safety. And Taking the RYA Diesel Engine course is also a good fit at this time… just in case.

RYA Day Skipper Theory Prerequisites:

  • None… just come join us!

Price: 650$ USD per person, includes all required texts and materials for the course.

Included Teaching materials for the class (RYA Day Skipper Notes and supplements)

Coffee, tea, water during the breaks

Not included Transport from and to the school
Duration 2 evenings a week –  from 5:30pm to 8:30pm 3 hours each, for 7 weeks, every Monday and Wednesday
Bring along Materials for taking notes during the class



Minimum rate of 3 Students – Maximum of 5

650$ USD per person

Jolly Harbour, Antigua

We highly recommend completing this course before embarking on the RYA Day Skipper Practical Course as it reinforces and puts into practice all the theory learned during the course.


Recommended courses following your RYA Day Skipper Theory:

RYA Day Skipper Practical

RYA SRC Radio Course,

RYA Diesel Engine course

RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory course 

RYA Coastal Skipper Practical course