RYA Express Day Skipper Sailing Course in Gibraltar

The RYA Express Day Skipper Sail course includes both the RYA Day Skipper Theory in our spacious marina side training rooms and the RYA Day Skipper Practical on our 2016 model Jeanneau 389 sailing yachts.

How to become a Day Skipper

The Express Day Skipper Course includes both the RYA Day Skipper Theory and the RYA Day Skipper Practical in one convenient 9 day long event; you must arrive with the RYA Competent Crew or the equivalent experience in an active hands on role. The course focuses on you taking charge as skipper and getting involved in all aspects of planning passages whilst enjoying an active holiday outdoors. Your friendly and professional instructor will teach all aspects of being a Day Skipper including obtaining weather forecasts, preforming safety checks, navigating, passage planning, pilotage including a night sailing exercise & lots of berthing practice too. Upon completing the course you will have sufficient knowledge to skipper a small yacht in familiar waters by day, make great new friends across our fleet of yachts and no doubt top up your tan in the process too.

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:

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

Course Dates:

  • 1800 Friday 29 September to 1600 Sunday 8 October 2023
  • 1800 Friday 20 October to 1600 Sunday 29 October 2023
  • 1800 Friday 10 November to 1600 Sunday 19 November 2023
  • 1800 Friday 1 December to 1600 Sunday 10 December 2023

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 2023:

  • £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.