Day Skipper

RYA Day Skipper Practical is a must for skippers who wish to take out their family and friends. It the entry level to skippering and a minimum qualification. The course for aspiring skippers who want to charter yachts confidently across Europe and globally. We work hard on our day skipper courses to ensure you gain the confidence of skippering and managing a crew effecently. The course offers a comprehensive introduction to navigation, chart work and the basics of seamanship. The course is invaluable if you want to learn how to make decisions on board. It is aimed at anyone who wants to skipper safely by day in familiar waters. This course can also help you get the best from your electronic equipment. The course is delivered over 5 days or can be split over 2 – 3 weekends where practical. RYA Day Skipper Tuition will include: Command and control of the yacht Sailing the yacht by day in familiar waters Maintaining a proper watch Setting Sails and prep for sea Hoisting and reefing sails VictuallingRunning a watch system Health and safety on board Navigation pilotage and Rules of the Road Man over board recoveryMooring Anchoring under power and sail Berthing and close quarter manoeuvring

Day skipper theory

We advise that you consider the Day Skipper theory prior to the practical course to build your therotical knowledge. We also offer a two week combination course; covering all the theory and practical sailing, plenty of sailing every day, and a mix of theory as you progress through the course.