RYA Day Skipper Practical (Sail)
You’ve mastered the basic skills required to complete RYA Competent Crew (Sail), and you’ve proven your ability to soak up the information in the RYA Day Skipper Theory course. Now you want something more. You want to get behind the wheel of a yacht, and for your crew to confidently address you as Skipper.
Achieve Your Goals
The Day Skipper Practical will help you achieve your goals. By the end of the course, you will have sufficient knowledge to skipper a small yacht in familiar waters by day. You may apply for an ICC once you’ve achieved this certificate.
Fast Track RYA Day Skipper Theory & Practical (Sail)
This course starts on a Saturday morning and includes four days of theory and five days of practical. This RYA approved course format awards both the RYA Day Skipper Theory and RYA Day Skipper Practical (Sail) certificates. Saturday, Sunday and Monday are spent studying the theory, after which you take to the water for five days of practical cruising. On the final day, the Sunday, you consolidate your theory understanding before taking a final assessment.
- Syllabus Summary
- Preparing a yacht for sea
- Deck work
- Maritime regulations
- Simple maintenance and repair work
- Emergency procedures
- Yacht handling
- Route preparation
- Night cruising
- Minimum Pre-course Experience & Assumed Knowledge
- Sailing ability to RYA Competent Crew (Sail) standard, plus Day Skipper Theory level navigation knowledge.
- 5 days sea time, with a minimum of 100 NM, and 4 night hours will be achieved during the course.
- Sunday 1800 until Saturday 1000 with five full days sailing and instruction.
- RYA Day Skipper Practical (Tidal), awarded on completing the course.
- Standard option £495 per person (up to five and the instructor on a yacht).
- Masterclass Option option £695 per person (up to three and the instructor on a yacht including your own private double cabin)
Nine day intensive theory and practical course is £790 for the Standard option and £990 for the Masterclass option.
- RYA Day Skipper Practical courses start every Sunday; please contact us for current availability.
- Course dates
- Nine day RYA Day Skipper Theory and RYA Day Skipper Practical
If you have set dates in mind please contact us for options to suit.