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RYA Day Skipper

P9180036This is a course for aspiring skippers who have some yachting experience, navigation to Day Skipper theory standard, and sailing skills. The Day Skipper practical course is designed for you to experience taking charge safely and confidently, taking credit when it all goes well and being responsible when it doesn't. Learn to skipper a short passage with the instructor on hand to give advice and encouragement and ensure your safety.

With particular emphasis on boat handling, during the course, you will practise manoeuvres and mooring in various situations. You live aboard for the duration of the course and will visit many different harbours and anchorages to practise your new techniques. You will complete at least 4 night hours sailing to experience night pilotage.

By the end of the course, you will be able to skipper a small yacht in familiar waters by day.

  • Course Overview: A course for aspiring skippers where you take charge under instruction.
  • Previous experience required: 5 days aboard, 100 miles, 4 night hours on board a sailing yacht.
  • Assumed Knowledge: Navigation to Day Skipper theory standard. Please refer to our RYA Day Skipper Theory page to see details. 
  • Minimum Age: 16 (Under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent).
  • What next – go on to complete your Coastal Skipper course.

Price 990€ including vat

Price Includes:

  • 6 days and 5 nights onboard.
  • Duvet, pillow, bedding and towels.*
  • Quality home-cooked food using local producers (where possible).
  • All breakfasts, lunches and evening meals aboard are included except one evening ashore.*
  • A selection of wet weather gear. (S / M / L / XL).*
  • Certificate on successful completion.
  • Mooring / Berthing Fees.
  • Fuel.

*Please contact us for updates during pandemics.

Not included:

  • One evening meal ashore.*
  • Personal Insurance.
  • Travel arrangements.

Please contact us for dates and availability