RYA Dayskipper Practical


This course is for those who have some sailing experience and now wish to take charge of a yacht themselves, ideally they should also have taken the Dayskipper theory course before hand, however this is not essential, it just makes it a little easier.

On this course we look at the decisions facing any skipper, passage planning, safety, crew welfare, using the almanac correctly, pilotage, navigation afloat, vhf radio use, radar, GPS and plotter use. All the things needed to safely sail a yacht on a day passage, we also sail for a few hours at night on this course.

We visit many different harbours during the 5 days and also practise, anchoring, mooring, emergency situations such as man overboard, manoeuvring under sail and a brief look at the engine and how it works,what spares to carry and things to check.

There is a full safety brief on this course covering all kit carried and its correct use, operation and checks required to ensure its functioning correctly.

If successful the candidate is awarded the RYA Practical Certificate, this can be used as evidence of competence to gain the ICC ( international certificate of competence ) required by most countries in Europe for all skippers.

RYA Day Skipper Price:

£565.00 each


Low season courses also available at discounted rates, please enquire

  • All RYA courses conducted in the Mediterranean are ‘non-tidal’.
  • RYA Practical Course Prices – Available all year round.
  • Price Includes: Accommodation on board, breakfast and lunch.
  • Fully qualified professional instruction.
  • All boat expenses – e.g. fuel & berthing.

Own Boat Tuition, Deliveries, Also available.

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