The RYA Day Skipper Practical is a course for aspiring skippers with some yachting experience and basic navigation and sailing skills.
Learn to skipper a short passage with the instructor on hand to give advice and encouragement and ensure your safety. By the end of the course you should be able to skipper a small yacht in familiar waters by day. Experience being in charge, taking credit when it all goes well and being responsible when it doesn’t.
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 cruisingBefore this course, if you are not sure that your sailing is up to speed, a good way to learn is on an RYA Level 2 dinghy course. This will teach you to sail around a course and control the boat’s speed.
If it’s help with navigation that you need, you should take our Day Skipper shorebased course.
5 days, 100 miles, 4 night hours on board a sailing yacht
Assumed knowledge Theory to the level of the RYA Day Skipper. It is recommended you attend the RYA Day Skipper shorebased course beforehand.
Minimum course duration: 5 days
Minimum age: 16
All of our courses have a maximum number of three candidates on board so to ensure you receive a high level of support and tuition. Our courses also include moorings, fuel, catering including the first evening plus loan of wet weather clothing.