RYA Day Skipper Course


The RYA Day Skipper course (sail) is an introduction to safety, seamanship, and navigation, it is not however aimed at beginners. In order to enrol you must have either completed, or have similar sailing experience to RYA Competent Crew. The RYA Day Skipper course comprises of 2 separate courses, Day Skipper theory, and Day Skipper practical, theses can however be completed in a combined package, often referred to as Day Skipper express.

RYA Day Skipper

We offer weekly RYA Day Skipper sailing courses on new (2016) Jeanneau 389 sailing Yachts, we also offer the RYA Day Skipper Motor Cruising courses on a 48 foot 1000 hp twin engined Prestige Motor Yacht. please use the links below to make your choice. 

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Day Skipper Sail

Take advantage of our brand new 2016 high performance Jeanneau 389 sailing yachts. Very responsive and fantastic fun to sail, in both light and heavy weather. Options for RYA Day Skipper are:

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Day Skipper Motor

Complete your Day Skipper motor in style! Fully air-conditioned, 1000hp 47 foot twin engined motor cruiser. Capable of 30 knots you can (and will) blast from Gibraltar to north Africa in 20 minutes!

Most popular choices:

Day Skipper Express (Sail)

This 9 day course is ideal if you have not yet completed the Day Skipper theory.  The Day Skipper Express course is 9 days and covers both theory and practical.

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Day Skipper Practical (Sail)

This 5 day course requires prior completion of Day Skipper Theory, either online or classroom based. If you do not have time to complete your theory before hand consider the Day Skipper express course above.

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Learn more about the RYA Day Skipper course

The RYA Day skipper course is a great way to gain sufficient knowledge to skipper a small yacht by day in familiar waters. In order to complete your  Day skipper course you must first complete (or have similar experience to) the RYA Competent crew course and RYA Day Skipper theory. These courses can be booked individually, or as part of one of the following packages:

1) Day Skipper Fast Track.
Aimed at complete beginners with absolutely no experience, this course includes RYA Competent Crew, RYA Day Skipper theory and RYA Day Skipper Practical.  Course duration 14 days.

2) Day Skipper Express.  (most popular) 
Aimed at those who have completed (or have similar experience to) the RYA Competent Crew course, so only require the Day Skipper theory and Day Skipper practical, both can be combined into a 9 day course - usually starting on a Saturday to the following Sunday.  


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