RYA Day Skipper Express course

RYA Express Day Skipper Sailing Course in Gibraltar

The RYA Day Skipper Express Sailing course covers the RYA Day Skipper Theory and the RYA Day Skipper Practical in 9 days. The recourse requirement are  RYA Competent Crew or the equivalent experience in an active hands on role.

Achieve your RYA Day Skipper

The RYA Day Skipper Express course provides everything you need to skipper a sailing vessel in familiar waters by day. Your friendly, professional instructor takes time to explain everything in detail, and provides safe opportunities for you to practice your skills.

Learn all aspects of skippering including:

  • Obtaining weather forecasts, preforming safety checks.
  • Passage planning, pilotage, and open water navigation.
  • High level seamanship, and safety including man overboard prevention and recovery.
  • Effective sailing in various conditions.
  • Close quarter exercises, dock like a pro!
  • Night sailing exercise.

In addition, the course is amazing fun. As an all year round busy centre with 5 yachts you'll meet new people and make some great new friends.

What do I need to charter a yacht?

The RYA Day Skipper Practical is often the minimum requirement for bareboat charter and flotilla companies. You may be also able to apply for an ICC once you’ve achieved your RYA Day Skipper Practical depending upon your nationality or residence; the ICC can be a helpful additional document to demonstrate your competence as a skipper in many European countries.

This course mixes well with Competent Crew, Day Skipper Practical and also Day Skipper Advance Refreshers so why not join up with family and friends and enjoy your sailing holiday with tuition together, or come as an individual and meet new friends.

Previous Experience required:

For this course you need to have the Competent Crew course or equivalent experience of 100nm & 5 days at sea, for example you've taken part in flotilla or charter holidays. If you are very short on time you can choose to do our Online Day Skipper Theory course instead and join us for the five day Day Skipper Practical course.

Day Skipper Express Schedule:

1800 Friday until 1600 Sunday nine days later (weekend + week + weekend)

Course Dates:

  • 1800 Friday 2 August to 1600 Sunday 11 August - limited
  • 1800 Friday 9 August to 1600 Sunday 18 August - full
  • 1800 Friday 23 August to 1600 Sunday 1 September - limited
  • 1800 Friday 13 September to 1600 Sunday 22 September - full
  • 1800 Friday 27 September to 1600 Sunday 6 October - full
  • 1800 Friday 18 October to 1600 Sunday 27 October - limited
  • 1800 Friday 8 November to 1600 Sunday 17 November
  • 1800 Friday 29 November to 1600 Sunday 8 December
  • 1800 Friday 13 December to 1600 Sunday 22 December

What’s Included:

You will be perfecting your skippering skills sailing on one of our five Jeanneau 389 sailing yachts!

Nine nights of accommodation onboard your sailing yacht including fresh bed linen & towel, berthing fees, gas, water, electricity, fuel & Spinlock lifejackets; the same the pros choose due to their superior quality and comfort. Welcome pack: tea, fresh ground coffee & instant coffee to get you settled onboard. Breakfast & light lunch is included during the five practical days at sea as part of your course. Candidates love heading out in the evenings to enjoy dinner together at Ocean Villages' fantastic variety of onshore restaurants & don't forget the sundowners Med style - the best apres-sail holiday vibe.

RYA Express Day Skipper Sail Course Price 2024:

  • £1150 per person
  • £1295 single occupancy private cabin
  • £2300 double occupancy private cabin
  • £4250 private yacht

You will need a SRC Radio Licence for future Charters

VHF SRC Radio Course is an essential addition to the Day Skipper course since all charter and flotilla companies require one person to hold a valid radio license. This is easily added to your Allabroad course package as an online study course prior to you arriving and a short assessment session whilst on your course.