RYA Day Skipper

Course Details

Duration: 5 consecutive Days or 2 and 3 Days

Day Timings: 18:00 on the evening before, until approx 16:30 on the last day.


Minimum Age – 16 years (Under 18 Accompanied only)

Prior Experience – 5 Days, 100 miles, 4 night hours on board a sailing yacht.  Theory to the level of Day Skipper, 1st Aid and radio licence recommended.

Course Qualifications – RYA Day Skipper

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£495 per person

About The Course

The RYA Day Skipper course aims to provide the knowledge and skills required to skipper a yacht by day, in familiar waters, but includes an element of night hours to boost your confidence at night sailing.

Most students will have competed the RYA Day Skipper Theory course before joining the practical, although this is not always necessary.

Over the 5 days you will cover berthing and boat handling in a range of situations, carry out several sailing passages, including the navigation. Students will take it in turns to skipper the yacht

This is a great opportunity to learn not only from our experienced instructors but also the others on the boat and participate in life onboard a cruising yacht.

This course is popular with those looking to charter yachts in the UK and abroad, as it is often the minimum requirement for chartering.


For the courses split over 2 or 3 weekends, we have the following spaces:

Friday 10th to Sunday 12th November

Friday 17th to Sunday 19th November

Friday 24th to Sunday 26th November

For the 5 day course:

5th to 9th February 2018

5th to 9th March 2018

9th to 13th April 2018

Warm Layers, Boots/Old Trainers. Sun cream, Sun Hat, Warm Hat. Sleeping Bag.

Lifejackets, Wet Weather Gear, Food, Drinks, Pillows.

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.

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