Day Skipper

5 Days or 3 + 2 Day Weekend

Prices from £525pp

The skippers role is certainly wide and varied. This course is quite an intensive course run over 5 days covering all aspects of being a skipper.

You will learn about boat handling, sail selection and handling, pilotage, navigation, seamanship, weather forecasting, victualling & passage planning amongst other things.

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.

The course is based in the Solent where you will you will spend all 5 days (or both weekends) aboard the yacht and experience a wide range of tide and weather conditions, visit a variety of ports and anchorages with possibly one longer passage and a night sail.

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.

Please note that as the name suggests this course is fundamentally a practical course and there is not much time to cover large areas of navigation & elements of the theory course. We highly recommend all students have completed the Day Skipper theory course before joining or have a very good level of theory knowledge.

We run our courses with a maximum of 4 students normally 3. This offers each student much more hands on time and combined with the extra space onboard we find that by reducing the numbers it creates a better learning environment all round.

We offer the option for you to book your own sleeping area for that extra privacy and comfort but if you are happy to share then we offer a discounted rate.

Our sailing school is based in Mercury Yacht Harbour on the River Hamble and sailing takes places in and around the Solent.

What To Expect FAQs Sailing Courses
SUMMARYWHAT'S INCLUDEDCONTENT
Pre-course experience5 days sea time
100 miles
4 night hours
Minimum Age16 *
Assumed KnowledgeNavigation to Day Skipper shore based standard
Basic sailing ability
Course ContentBasic pilotage
Boat handling
Watch organisation
Ability after courseSkipper a yacht on coastal passages by day & night
Course duration5 Days
2 + 3 Day weekend
  • Accommodation onboard.
  • Mooring Fees.
  • All breakfasts, lunches, snacks and soft drinks.
  • Evening meals are taken ashore at the students cost.
  • Course completion certificate.
  • Preparation of yacht for sea
  • Taking charge when mooring
  • Changing sails to suit prevailing conditions
  • Chart work and routine navigation
  • Preparation and execution of a pilotage plan
  • Basic Meterology
  • Rule of The Road
  • Basic Maintenance and Repair Work
  • Engine Maintenance
  • Victualling
  • Emergency Situations
  • Handling Under Sail & Power
  • Passage Making
  • Sailing at Night

* Persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

PRICES/DATES
5 Day Week£699* / £525 – Mon to Fri
5 Day Weekend£759* / £575 – Sat to Wed
2+3 Day Weekends£920* / £640 – Sat/Sun & Fri/Sat/Sun
Start timesSunday 1800
Friday 1800
* Own Cabin
BOOK NOW Check Dates
rya

Universal Yachting Ltd: Mercury Yacht Harbour, Satchell Lane,
Hamble, Southampton, Hampshire SO31 4HQ

Call Us: +44 (0) 1243 697274 Mail: info@universalyachting.com

Enter your email to get regular offers.
© 2019 Universal All rights reserved.
  • We will use the data you submit to fulfil your request. Privacy Policy.