RYA Day Skipper


The Day Skipper course enables you to skipper a small cruising yacht in familiar waters by day. Before you start the 5 day practical course you should have had a minimum of 5 days sea time, 4 night hours and 100 miles. You can gain this experience by taking a 5 day Competent Crew course. You should also have Day Skipper Theory or knowledge to that level. You can take this shorebased course as a 5 day theory course in our classroom.

During the Day Skipper course you will be taught basic pilotage, boat handling, seamanship and navigation. After the course you should be able to skipper a small yacht in familiar waters by day. You will be continually assessed and awarded a certificate for passing the course. After this course we recommend you build up your experience either by taking one of our milebuilding cruises, chartering a yacht or sailing on your own or friend’s boats. 

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