RYA Dayskipper Practical Course

Become a skilled yacht skipper in familiar waters by day and enjoy a little holiday at the same time

Description: This Course is designed to teach you to ‘take charge’ safely and confidently. Skippers are responsible for the complete safety and wellbeing of the yacht and crew. These responsibilities include weather forecasting, vicutalling, engine maintenance, sail selection and handling, passage planning, watch keeping, navigation and pilotage. For aspiring skippers who already have some yachting experience, know the basics of navigation and have sailing ability. During the course you will be asked to skipper the yacht on short passages. The instructor will be on hand to give advice and encouragement and to ensure that your destination is reached safely. The essential element is that you experience being in charge.

Suggested minimum pre-course experience and recommended knowledge: Sailing ability; 5 days, 100 miles, 4 night hours at sea; Basic navigation knowledge. It is recommended that you complete the Day Skipper shorebased course before attending this practical course.

Course contents: Practical navigation and pilotage, boat handling, seamanship and basic skippering techniques enabling you to skipper a boat in local waters in daylight.

Dates & Prices: See next

Syllabus

Example schedule

Duration: 5 days or three weekends.

After the course: You are able to skipper a small yacht in familiar waters by day.

Certificate: After successful completion we award you with an RYA Dayskipper Practical Certificate.


Suggested minimum pre-course experience and recommended knowledge:

Sailing ability; 5 days, 100 miles, 4 night hours at sea; Basic navigation knowledge. It is recommended that you complete the Day Skipper theory course before attending this practical course.


Course contents:

Practical navigation and pilotage, boat handling, seamanship and basic skippering techniques enabling you to skipper a boat in local waters in daylight.


Duration:

5 days or three weekends.

5-days: from monday 09.00 till friday 16.00

Weekends: from friday 19.00 till sunday 16.00


Prize:

5 days Eur. 720,00 or 3 weekends – Eur. 320,00 p.p.p.wknd.

Food, drinks and Harbourfees 24,50 Euro p.p p. day.



When:

Course dates 2020 midweeks:

Mar 23 – Mar 27 Jul 27 – Jul 31
Apr 06 – Apr 10 Aug 10- Aug 14
Apr 20 – Apr 24 Aug 24 – Aug 28
May 04 – May 08 Sep 07 – Sep 11
May 18 – May 22 Sep 21 – Sep 25
Jun 01 – Jun 05
Oct 05 – Oct 09
Jun 15 – Jun 19 Oct 19 – Oct 23
Jun 29 – Jul 03
Jul 13 – Jul 17