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.

If you need to get to grips with basic navigation click here and check out our RYA Dayskipper Theory Course.

Covid 19: We have taken special measures and because of that we may start and finish in Regatta Center Medemblik.


Suggested minimum pre-course experience and recommended knowledge:

Sailing ability; 5 days, 100 miles, 4 night hours at sea; Basic navigation knowledge.


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 2021 midweeks:

Mar 22- Mar 26 Jul 26 – Jul 30
Apr 05 – Apr 09 Aug 09 – Aug 13
Apr 19 – Apr 23 Aug 23 – Aug 27
May 03 – May 07 Sep 06  –  Sep 10
May 17 – May 21 Sep 20 – Sep 24
May 31 – Jun 04
Oct 04 – Oct 08
Jun 14 – Jun 18 Oct 18 – Oct 22
Jun 28 – Jul 02
Jul 12 – Jul 16