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, preforming 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 for example you may have taken part in flotilla or charter holidays. You are required to have the Day Sipper Theory; if you do not already have this then you may prefer the Express Day Skipper course or our Online Day Skipper theory course. 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?

What’s Included:

The RYA Day Skipper Practical Sail course is a five day course including five nights accommodation onboard your yacht since you will sail to different marinas between two continents and will visit three countries during your course. Breakfasts, lunches and two evening meals are included. You will be perfecting your skippering abilities sailing a brand new 2016 model yacht!

Course Price for 4:1 ratio on a brand new yacht:

£595 per person

£2300 for a private yacht for 2 to 5 people 

The next course:

Add a sailing weekend to the end of your Day Skipper course and enjoy an extra two days sailing and two nights accommodation. Starting 1800 every Friday until 1600 on a Sunday, for £175 per person when added to a Day Skipper Practical course.

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 Viber and WhatsApp messaging services. To confirm your place we require a 10% deposit with the full balance due one month before the course start date. We can accept payments by card and direct bank transfers. 

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