Day Skipper Evening Classes at JP Morgan

All of the course is held at Bank Street, Canary Wharf, E14.

The course is an RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Course

You will enjoy this course and get real value from it if you:

  • Think you might be interested in learning about sailing or motor boating OR
  • Have some experience but are interested in learning more about sailing or motor boating so that you can be more knowledgeable, useful and safe on board OR
  • Wish to progress to the Day Skipper Practical qualification with a view to safely chartering a yacht/motor cruiser with family and friends in somewhere like the Mediterranean or Caribbean.

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  • the art of navigation including how to read a chart, how to work out what the tide is doing, how to use GPS and electronic charts and lots more;
  • Meteorology including what the different clouds mean, how to interpret the shipping forecast and what weather is associated with High and Low pressure systems;
  • The Collision Regulations or ‘Rules of the Road’ including who gives way to who;
  • Lighthouses, buoys and fog horns and how people navigate at night time;
  • Safety on board a yacht/motor cruiser including emergency rescue procedures.
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The course runs over 8 Tuesday evenings and 1 weekend.

The dates are as follows:

Tuesdays 4/11/18/25 February & 3/10/17/24 March and the weekend 28/29 March

Evenings are 6.30pm – 9.45pm. The instructor will be available from 6pm for anyone to ask extra questions. The weekend is 9am to 5pm.

If you have to miss a lesson then providing you are prepared to put some effort into catching up you will be fine. There are plenty of course materials to help you do this.

If you have to miss the weekend then it may be possible for you to join another class at a later date to finish the course.

The price covers study materials including:

  • Standard RYA pack with practice charts and questions.
  • The RYA Navigation Handbook by Tim Bartlett – contains everything you need to know and a source of reference for years to come.
  • A student website with copies of the course slides available on line - very useful if you miss a lesson or would like to see what is coming up in the next lesson or wish to refresh your memory.
  • A special First Class Sailing edition Cockpit Companion – a great aide memoire designed to take with you when you go on the water.
  • A piece of rope to practice your knot tying skills.
  • Enthusiastic and dedicated First Class Sailing instructors who will go the extra mile.
  • Wonderful customer service support team from the First Class Sailing office.
  • RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Certificate at the end.
  • Unlimited ongoing support and advice on matters nautical.
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There are 3 ways to book a place:

1. For more information and to book online click on this button -

Don't forget to use the discount code you should have seen advertised on the flyer.

2. Call us on 0203 006 3717 and you can ask any questions you may have and pay over the phone using a credit or debit card.

3. Email requesting a place. We will then email you details of how you can make a BACS transfer.

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If sailing is your main interest this Day Skipper Shorebased theory course should be followed by a 5-day Day Skipper Practical Sailing Course. On successful completion of the practical course you will be awarded a Day Skipper Practical Certificate which is the qualification that most charter companies require you to have in order to charter one of their yachts.

If you’ve done little or no sailing you will need to take the Competent Crew practical course before the Day Skipper practical course. You can take the Competent Crew course before, during or after the theory course.

If motor boating is your main interest the Day Skipper Shorebased course should be followed by a four day Day Skipper Practical Motor course

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Canary Wharf, London
4/11/18/25 February & 3/10/17/24 March and the weekend 28/29 March
8 Tuesday evenings and 1 weekend
Contact us
0203 006 3717
Our Locations

Shamrock Quay

William Street



SO14 5QL


c/o Cruising Association

CA House

1 Northey Street


E14 8BT

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