Duration –5 Days, 1800 on the day before, until approx 1630 on the last day.
Residential ? -Yes.
Minimum Age -16 years (under 18 accompanied)
Prior Experience -Competent Crew or equivalent and basic Navigation, 1st Aid and radio licence recommended.
Course Qualifications - RYA Day Skipper
International Certificate of Competence (RYA Fee Applies)
CEVNI Inland Test (Extra Fee Applies)
What do I need to bring?
Warm Layers, Boots/Old Trainers. Sun cream, Sun Hat, Warm Hat. Sleeping Bag, Paper, Pencil, your Plotter (if you have one), and a Passport Photo.
Lifejackets, Wet Weather Gear, Food, Drinks, Pillows.
The RYA Day Skipper course aims to provide the knowledge and skills required to skipper a yacht by day, in familiar waters, but includes an element of night hours to boost your confidence at night sailing.
Most students will have competed the Day Skipper Theory course before joining the practical, although this is not always necessary.
Over the 5 days you will cover berthing and boat handling in a range of situations, carry out several sailing passages, including the navigation, and will experience life onboard a cruising yacht. All food is provided (except the 1st evening meal) and this is a great opportunity to learn not only from our experienced instructors, but also the others on the boat. Students will take it in turns to skipper the yacht
This course is popular with those looking to charter yachts, in the UK and abroad, as it is often the minimum requirement for chartering.
The course starts at 1800 on the Sunday evenings, and is usually finished by 1630 on the last day.