RYA day skipper sail

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.

 

Course content

  • 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,
  • 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
Pre-course experience5 days, 100 miles, 4 night hours on board a sailing yacht
Assumed knowledgeTheory to the level of Day Skipper. It is recommended you attend the Day Skipper shorebased course beforehand.
Minimum duration5 days, 3 weekends or 3 days plus 2 days
Minimum age16
Course contentPreparation 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.

course costs

Course costs 

day skipper 5 day practical course             

october to march  750e , April to september 950e

Combined day skipper theory and practical 9 days 1200e

It is possible to have single cabin occupancy at a a premium.

Discount available for a couple sharing a cabin.

 

 

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