RYA Day Skipper Course – From £440 pp
You will learn about boat handling, sail selection and handling, pilotage, navigation, seamanship, weather forecasting, victualling & passage planning amongst other things. We provide the RYA Day Skipper theory as well as the practical experience.
The aim is to teach the student all aspects involved in taking charge of a yacht safely and confidently. By the end of the course the intention is that the student will be confident to skipper a yacht in familiar waters in favourable weather during day light hours.
Reserve Your PlaceCourse DatesWhat To Expect On Your Course
The emphasis is on boat handling and you will practice mooring in a variety of conditions.
From £630 or £440 pp if you are happy to share an accommodation space (based on 5 day week courses)
We aim to mix Competent Crew and Day Skipper candidates so that everyone can learn off each other and at the end of the RYA Day Skipper course you will be confident to skipper a cruising yacht on short passages by day.
|Pre-course experience||5 days sea time
4 night hours
|Assumed Knowledge||Navigation to Day Skipper shore based standard
Basic sailing ability
|Course Content||Basic pilotage
|Ability after course||Skipper a yacht on coastal passages by day & night|
|Course duration||5 Days
2 + 3 Day weekend
Most sailing schools will place up to 5 students on a course which inevitably means that students have to share a cabin.
In our view this is less than ideal and for most people the concept of sharing a relatively confined accommodation space is not agreeable and detracts from the overall enjoyment of the course.
Therefore all our courses are based on providing students with their own sleeping area* and as such are priced accordingly. If you are happy to share a sleeping area then we can offer you a 30% discount.
*The saloon is classed as a sleeping area. Exact sleeping arrangements are worked out with the instructor at the start of your course depending on the mix of crew.Accommodation Options (Click here)
|5 Day Week||£630 / £440* – Mon to Fri|
|5 Day Weekend||£699 / £490* – Sat to Wed|
|2+3 Day Weekends||£855 / £600* – Sat/Sun & Fri/Sat/Sun|
|Discounted rate if you are happy to share an accommodation space|
|Start times||Sunday 1800 – Friday 1600|
|Friday 1800 – Wednesday 1600|
What is included
- Accommodation onboard.
- Mooring Fees.
- All breakfasts, lunches, snacks and soft drinks.
- Most evening meals are taken ashore at the students cost. (We provide one evening meal for the night sail)
- Course completion certificate.
These are some of the most popular modern production yachts on the market today and offer excellent handling and sailing performance.
Fully equipped to the required standards they also boast some additional inventory to add to your enjoyment & comfort onboard.Read More
Contact Us FAQs SYLLABUS