About The Course

This is an intensive and comprehensive 40 hour course that will include the following subjects:

  • Seamanship
  • Coastal Navigtion and Pilotage
  • Chartwork
  • Electronic Charts
  • Position Fixing
  • Plotting a course to steer
  • Weather forecasting and meteorology
  • Tides
  • Collision Regulations

Assumed Knowledge

Some practical experience is desirable but not mandatory.


5 days or 40 hours with 2 x written exams.

On Completion

On successful completion of this course, you will have the background knowledge to skipper a small yacht/motorboat in familiar waters by day.

Course Dates

Date/Time Event Book
07/01/2019 - 11/01/2019
All Day
RYA Day Skipper Theory
Pembrokeshire Performance Sailing Academy, Pembroke Dock Pembrokeshire

Course Material


PPSA is located within the Llanion Cove Complex that has close to 80 bedspaces.

The accommodation is largly self-catering although there is a cafe and bar on site and is bunk house in style.  We can can arrange accommodation at Llanion Cove whilst you are on your course or underaking on water experiences for a small additional charge.

The Cove is located close to Pembroke Dock, adjacent to the Cleddau Estuary and is an ideal location from which to explore the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park, particularly in the Year of the Sea #FindYourEpic.

The Cleddau Estuary and local area boasts a vast array of visitor and historical attractions, from Pembroke Castle, the home of Henry VII to the nature reserves around the county.

PPSA is located right in the middle of this great county and it’s historic and beautiful countryside.  Please get in touch with the centre for more information and to check availability


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