Day Skipper Practical


The Day Skipper course focuses on you taking charge as skipper, you will be involved in all aspects of planning short passages around the Straits of Gibraltar and along the Spanish coastline. Your friendly and professional instructor will teach you to take responsibility for obtaining weather forecasts, performing safety and diesel engine checks, navigating, passage planning and pilotage into different marinas throughout the five days. You will also have the opportunity to practice berthing under different conditions and to undertake a night sailing exercise. By the end of the course you will have sufficient knowledge to skipper a small yacht in familiar waters by day. You will sail to three countries, make great new friends across our fleet of yachts and no doubt top up your tan in the process too.

The RYA Day Skipper course is a minimum qualification requirement for many bareboat charter and flotilla companies. You may apply for an ICC once you’ve achieved this certificate depending upon nationality or residence; we will assist you with this application process at the end of your course. The ICC can be a helpful additional document to demonstrate your standard of competence as a Skipper in many European countries.

This course mixes well with Competent Crew and 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 make new friends with everyone here.

Previous Experience required:

For this course you need to have the Competent Crew course or equivalent experience at sea of 100nm / 5 days sailing, for example you may have taken part in flotilla or charter holidays. You are required to have the Day Skipper Theory; if you do not already have this then you may prefer the Express Day Skipper course or add our Online Day Skipper theory course to your package. Come as an individual or with friends or family.


1800 Sunday until 1600 Friday

Course Dates:

This course starts every Sunday throughout the year. Which Sunday are you going to join us on?

  • 1800 every Sunday in 2021

What’s Included:

You will be perfecting your skippering abilities sailing on one of our five 2016 model Jeanneau 389 sailing yachts!

Fresh bedding, berthing fees, gas, water, electricity, fuel are included with Spinlock lifejackets; the same the pros choose due to their superior quality and comfort. You will arrive  to a welcome pack of cleaning items, PG tips tea bags, fresh ground coffee, instant coffee & sugar to get your started. We recommend students to start a kitty between themselves to provision the boat for light breakfasts & lunches to include your instructor, then plan on heading out in the evenings to enjoy the variety of onshore restaurants for dinner.

Course Price 2021:

  • £650 per person (5 nights)

The ideal course to add:

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.

How to book:

Reserve your place for 24 hours by email or call our team in our Gibraltar reception on either number Gibraltar landline 00350 200 50202 or our UK Mobile 0044 7872 223325 which is also set up for WhatsApp. We will then send you a booking email with full details of the variety of payment options including online card payment and bank transfers in GBP, EURO, USD and CAD or PayPal in GBP or Euros. This includes also the full terms and conditions of booking. Receipt of full payment confirms your course place.

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