This Day Skipper Online Course has been approved and endorsed by the RYA as the RYA Day Skipper theory course and is a prerequiste to the practical RYA Day Skipper on-the-water training. Pass this Day Skipper Online Course and the practical training at any RYA Training Centre and you will receive the RYA Day Skipper Certificate - SAIL. This makes you automatically eligible to be awarded the ICC - International Certificate of Competence, required by European countries and signatories to United Nations Resolution 40 as the minimum requirements to sail in their waters and for power boats up to 10 meters.

NauticEd is an approved RYA Training Centre and though our affiliation, delivers the RYA Day Skipper Online Course to eNautical students through a hightech eLearning platform. eNautical students can take the multimedia interactive Day Skipper Online Course at their own home, and study at their own pace.

NauticEd is the world’s most advanced sailing education and sailing certification program providing learn to sail training from basics to advanced education through entertaining and interactive multimedia online sailing courses and an unparalleled network of global training centres.

All RYA courses are run through NauticEd, an RYA Training Centre.

Day Skipper Online Course

Day Skipper Online Course approved by the RYA

If you are struggling to decide on the one sailing course in world to take, this is the one because of global recognition and worldwide acceptance.

Infinite time to access the Day Skipper Online Course

Take as long as you need to complete the Day Skipper Online Course once started. There are mini self-grade tests embedded so you can really test your own knowledge before you submit your exam.



  • Approved by the RYA to meet the RYA Day Skipper requirements for theory knowledge and testing.
  • You will be assigned an RYA Instructor to personally grade your test once submitted.
  • You will be mailed RYA Charts, RYA Almanac, Electonic Navigation Simulator download-code for Mac and PC, Portland Plotter and Dividers.
  • Study in New Zealand or anywhere in the world.
  • Start, stop & continue when you want.
  • Study online in the comfort of your own home, any time!
  • Unlimited time to complete.
  • Milestone review questions and answers.
  • Take as long as you need to complete the final Day Skipper exam.



  Weather and Sea Conditions

  Electrical Systems

  Auxiliary Power

  Rigging: Standing and Running

  Rules of the Nautical Road

  Slip Departure and Return




  Tides and Currents

  Passage Planning

  Anchoring and Mooring

  Coping with Emergencies