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Day Skipper



Only 4-5 student with one instructor during 5 days on board.


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

You will learn introduction to navigation, chart work and the basics of seamanship on board.

The course is perfect if you want to learn how to make safe decisions on board. It is aimed at anyone who wants to skipper safely by day in familiar waters.

This course can also help you get the best from your electronic equipment and gain experience being in charge of the vessel and crew.

Pre-course experience: 5 days, 100 miles, 4 night hours on board a sailing yacht

Duration: 5 days on board/4 nights in different ports


Type Start date Finish date Schedule Exam
ONBOARD 05/06/2023 09/06/2023 9 - 18h aprox CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT
ONBOARD 03/07/2023 07/07/2023 9 - 18h aprox CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT
ONBOARD 02/10/2023 06/10/2023 9 - 18h aprox CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT
ONBOARD 30/10/2023 03/11/2023 9 - 18h aprox CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT

Conditions and requirements

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.

There is no exam. After completion of the course, the instructor evaluates the progression of the candidate and issues a Day Skipper RYA certification if suitable.

It is very important to have the theory level required. It is highly recommended to do first the Day Skipper Theory course.

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