RYA Dayskipper Practical Course

Become a skilled yacht skipper in familiar waters by day and enjoy a little holiday at the same time

Description: This Course is designed to teach you to ’take charge’ safely and confidently. Skippers are responsible for the complete safety and wellbeing of the yacht and crew. These responsibilities include weather forecasting, vicutalling, engine maintenance, sail selection and handling, passage planning, watch keeping, navigation and pilotage. For aspiring skippers who already have some yachting experience, know the basics of navigation and have sailing ability. During the course you will be asked to skipper the yacht on short passages. The instructor will be on hand to give advice and encouragement and to ensure that your destination is reached safely. The essential element is that you experience being in charge.

Suggested minimum pre-course experience and recommended knowledge: Sailing ability; 5 days, 100 miles, 4 night hours at sea; Basic navigation knowledge. It is recommended that you complete the Day Skipper shorebased course before attending this practical course. Knowledge of all aspects of the RYA competent crew syllabus

Course contents: Practical navigation and pilotage, boat handling, seamanship and basic skippering techniques enabling you to skipper a boat in local waters in daylight.

Dates & Prices: See next

Students to Instructor Ratio
5:1 maximum on all practical courses

Prelearning, exams and courses are delivered in English

Syllabus

Example schedule

Duration: 5 days or three weekends.

After the course: You are able to skipper a small yacht in familiar waters by day.

Certificate: After successful completion we award you with a RYA Dayskipper Practical Certificate.

If you need to get to grips with basic navigation click here and check out our RYA Dayskipper Theory Course.

Covid 19: We have taken special measures and because of that we may start and finish in Regatta Center Medemblik.


Suggested minimum pre-course experience and recommended knowledge:

Sailing ability; 5 days, 100 miles, 4 night hours at sea; Basic navigation knowledge. Knowledge of all aspects of the RYA competent crew syllabus


Course contents:

Practical navigation and pilotage, boat handling, seamanship and basic skippering techniques enabling you to skipper a boat in local waters in daylight.


Duration:

5 days or three weekends.

5-days: from monday 09.00 till friday 16.00

Weekends: from friday 19.00 till sunday 16.00


Prize:

5 days Eur. 795,00 or 3 weekends – Eur. 335,00 p.p.p.wknd.

Food, drinks, diesel and Harbourfees 27,50 Euro p.p p. day.



When:

Course dates 2022 midweeks:

Mar 28- Apr 01 Aug 01 – Aug 05
Apr 11 – Apr 15 Aug 15 – Aug 19
Apr 25 – Apr 29 Aug 29 – Sep 02
May 09 – May 13 Sep 12  –  Sep 16
May 23 – May 27 Sep 26 – Sep 30
Jun 06 – Jun 10
Oct 10 – Oct 14
Jun 20 – Jun 24
Jul 04 – Jul 08
Jul 18 – Jul 21