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SAIL Dayskipper Theory and Practical Package

RYA Dayskipper Theory and Practical Package SAIL

Course Description

This course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day. A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising. Navigation and seamanship for those new to navigation or wanting to consolidate existing skills. The Day Skipper Shorebased course covers the essential knowledge needed to navigate a yacht on simple passages. Take charge on short passages under instruction, with help and advice from your instructor. This course can also help you get the best from your modern electronic aids such as GPS and radar, which are now
virtually standard equipment on modern motor cruisers. Before attending the course you should be able to navigate and are well advised to attend the RYA Day Skipper shorebased course to brush up on your skills (see Navigation and seamanship theory on the left). The course can be taken in tidal or non-tidal waters and your certificate will be endorsed accordingly.


5 days theory 5 days pratical


2000 euros
No prerequisites
16 years old
  • 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
RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Certification. Background knowledge to skipper a small yacht in familiar waters by day.

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