Day Skipper Training Course
A course for aspiring skippers with some yachting experience and basic navigation and sailing skills, who are more than 16 years old, who wants to be skipper safely by day in familiar waters. It is recognized by the MCA as part of an accelerated deck rating certificate.
The course offers a comprehensive introduction to navigation, chart work and the basics of seamanship. It can also help you get the best from your electronic equipment. It is a great way to progress your yachting career.
The course itself consists of 5 consecutive days of navigation without returning home, speaking English and learning and demonstrating knowledge of navigation during a continuous evaluation with a RYA instructor, which will decide at the end of the course whether you are able to obtain the certificate or not.
Course topics include 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 and night cruising.
Pre-course experience: 5 days, 100 miles, 4 night hours on board a sailing yacht.
Language of instruction: English
Assumed knowledge: Theory to the level of Day Skipper. It is recommended you attend the Day Skipper shorebased course beforehand.
Minimum duration: 5 continuous days without returning home
Minimum age: 16