Day Skipper Course, crew training

Skipper a yacht, drive your own boat, day skipper practical course

Day Skipper Course Information

Skippering a yacht for the first time can be an off-putting yet exciting and thrilling experience. The RYA Day Skipper practical course is intended to teach you to "Take Charge" of your yacht safely and with confidence. A skipper does much more than simply navigate. Skippers are responsible for the safety and security of the yacht and its crew. The responsibilities of a skipper include; weather forecasting, engine maintenance, sail selection, sail handling, passage planning, watch keeping, navigation and pilotage. The Day Skipper course aims to teach pilotage, navigation, seamanship and boat handling up to the standard required to skipper a motor cruiser safely by day in tidal water you are familiar with.

Day Skipper Practical Course Syllabus

Candidates on the Day Skipper Course will be taught the following and a minimum pre-course experience of 2 days is recommended but not essential;

•Preparation for sea
•Boat handling
•Securing to a buoy
•Berthing alongside
•Man overboard
•Rules of the Road

On completing the RYA Day Skipper course you will be confident to skipper a cruising yacht on short passages by day. Students who successfully complete the Day Skipper course are awarded the RYA Day Skipper practical course completion certificate. You can then charter a yacht from our partnering company 212 Yachts.

Day Skipper Course Details

Duration: 5 Days
Price: €1,450
Age: The minimum age for the award of a certificate is 16 years old.
No previous experience, required all levels welcome!






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