RYA Day Skipper

Learn to skipper a yacht!

 

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

Learn to skipper a short passage with the instructor at hand to give advice and encouragement and ensure your safety. Experience being in charge, taking credit when it all  goes well and being responsible when it doesn’t.

Before this course, it is advisable to take a Day Skipper shorebased course or to read and study The Complete Day Skipper by Tom Cunliffe.

 

Pre-course experience 5 days, 100 miles, 4 night hours on board a sailing yacht
Assumed Knowledge Basic navigation and helmsmanship. It is recommended you attend the Day Skipper shorebased course beforehand
Minimum duration 5 days, 3 weekends or 3 days plus 2 days
Minimum age 16
Course content Preparation for sea, deck work, navigation, pilotage, meteorology, rules of the road, maintenance and repair work, engines, victualling, emergency situations, yacht handling under power, yacht handling under sail, passage making, night cruising