Your path to becoming a yacht skipper
the RYA day skipper course is challenging and rewarding, It gives you the opportunity to develop new skills and experience practical sailing situations.
There is always an experienced instructor on hand to help you develop your skills and offer encouragement with support .
The RYA have a technique of teaching to meet your style of learning. the instructor will give an explanation and demonstration of a task,. you then get the opportunity to try then improve with instructor assistance.
It is amazing how much knowledge and practical skill you accumulate on the course.
Our objective is to give you the confidence to skipper a boat in familiar waters principally in day time following the course.
Ideal if you want to consider chartering a sailing yacht for a family holiday.
- 5 days onboard a sailing yacht
- sailing to different ports and anchorages
- living on board with other crew
- building new practical skills :
- Preparation for sea,
- deck work,
- rules of the road, maintenance and repair work,
- emergency situations,
- yacht handling under power,
- yacht handling under sail,
- passage making,
- night cruising
|Pre-course experience||5 days, 100 miles, 4 night hours on board a sailing yacht|
|Assumed knowledge||Theory to the level of Day Skipper. It is recommended you attend the Day Skipper shorebased course beforehand.|
|Minimum duration||5 days, 3 weekends or 3 days plus 2 days|
|Course content||Preparation for sea, deck work, navigation, pilotage, meteorology, rules of the road, maintenance and repair work, engines, victualling, emergency situations, yacht handling under power, yacht handling under sail, passage making, night cruising|
Day skipper theory
We advise that you consider the Day Skipper theory prior to the practical course to build your theoy knowledge. the rya theory course can be delivered in the classroom, online or as part of an extended practical activity.
We offer a 9 day 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.
Talk to us about the course costs and options available.
It is possible to have single cabin occupancy at a a premium.
Discount available for a couple sharing a cabin.