RYA Day Skipper

Skippering a yacht for the first time can be an intimidating experience, but it can also be one of the most rewarding things that you can do.

The RYA Day Skipper practical course is designed to teach you to take control safely and confidently. Throughout this course you will learn vital skills including passage planning, engine maintenance, close quarters boat handling, safety drills and weather forecasting. This will give you the skills and confidence required to get out there and give it a try.

We recommend that you complete your Day Skipper Theory before the practical course to enable you to get the most out of it. RYA Day skipper theory is a RYA five day training course based at our offices in Shepards Marina, Cowes.

“A course for aspiring skippers with some yachting experience and basic navigation and sailing skills.” RYA

Complete Day Skipper

Ten day combined RYA Day Skipper Practical & Theory course

Perfect for anyone looking to cover all bases in a short time period the Complete Day Skipper course combines 5 days in the classroom covering the Day Skipper Theory and 5 days on the water teaching you all the practical skills you need. This intensive course will give you the confidence in all aspects of boat handling, navigation and crew management. It can also be converted into an International Certificate of Competence, needed to charter in the Mediterranean.

Practical sessions are taught on board our 39ft Bavaria Yacht ‘Precision‘ berthed at Shepards Wharf Marina.

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