RYA Day Skipper Practical Course

Cost:£599 / £899
Course Duration:5 days or 9 days
Prior Experience:Day Skipper Theory, 100nM

The RYA Day Skipper course will prepare you to skipper a yacht for the first time.

By the end of the RYA Day Skipper practical sailing course you will have learned the skills to skipper a small yacht in familiar waters by day and be able to charter a yacht in the UK or abroad. So you can look forward to having fun, making new friends and opening up a world of new sailing opportunities.

5-Day Practical RYA Day Skipper

The 5-day practical RYA Day Skipper course will take you through basic skippering techniques, under the watchful eye of your RYA instructor. You will learn the essentials of navigation, pilotage, anchoring, mooring on both pontoons and buoys, man over board recovery and experience some night sailing and navigation!

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9-Day Combined Theory & Practical

If you don't already hold the RYA Day Skipper Theory certificate, consider our highly popular 9-day Combined RYA Day Skipper Theory and Practical Course; you will complete the theory syllabus in our on-site classroom then set sail whilst the theory is still fresh in your mind!

Our sailing courses are run on a modern 37ft yacht in superb condition, complete with onboard heating for Winter dates. Courses start and finish at our Port Hamble Marina base, with excellent facilities available.

For full details please download the joining instructions

5-Day Joining Instructions 9-Day Combined Joining Instructions

You will stay on board during the practical course as you explore the Solent and South Coast, visiting a variety of marinas and bays to experience different mooring scenarios.  All courses finish 4pm on the final day. 

Pre-requisites: Minimum age 16. 100nM, 5 days and 4 night hours on a sailing yacht. RYA Day Skipper Theory or equivalent level of knowledge (theory included as part of 9-day). Our 1-day Day Skipper Theory Refresher course is an ideal revision day ahead of taking the practical Day Skipper sailing course. 

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What is included:
5-day Practical RYA Day Skipper 
Wednesday-Sunday courses. 5 nights on board (please bring a sleeping bag & pillow), all breakfasts, lunch, snacks and 3 dinners on board included. Tuition from an experienced RYA Instructor on board a high quality yacht, RYA Day Skipper Certificate. Loan of wet weather gear included and all boat costs and mooring fees. No hidden extras.

9-day Combined RYA Day Skipper Course 
Saturday to following Sunday. Refreshments and course training material during theory part, staying on board for 5 day and nights during practical element. All breakfasts, lunches, snacks and 3 dinners included. RYA Day Skipper theory and practical certificates. Loan of wet weather gear included and all boat costs and mooring fees. 

How to Book:
Download the below booking form and email it to us, the 25% deposit can be paid by card over the phone or by bank transfer to the details shown on the FAQ page. Balance due 6 weeks before.

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For more information contact our shore-support team on 02380 456 360 or email info@sailinglogic.co.uk.

Next Steps: 
Consider our boat handling days to boost your confidence or focus on gaining more experience, perhaps on one of our milebuilding cruises or deliveries as you work towards your RYA Coastal/Yachtmaster Theory.

The RYA Coastal Skipper is the advanced level course which prepares you to deal with longer passages, further offshore and improves boat handling under sail.

After passing your RYA Day Skipper course, consider our Supported Charter Package - which helps you to a charter a yacht from us in the UK, building confidence to open up a whole new world of sailing opportunities!

Or why not try our Introduction to Yacht Racing course!

Course Dates

Sept 6-10 (Wed-Sun) 
Sept 18-22 (Sun-Fri)
Sept 27 - Oct 1 (Wed-Sun)  
Oct 21-29 (9-Day Combined) 
Oct 25-29 Oct (Wed-Sun)

2018 DATES

RYA Day Skipper Practical £599

21-25 February

21-25 March

18-22 April

9-13 May

18-22 July

22-26 August

19-23 Sept

17-21 Oct


Combined Day Skipper

9-day course including both the RYA Day Skipper Theory and Practical.

Sept 2-10 (Sat-Sun)
Sept 23 - Oct 1 (Sat-Sun) 

2018 DATES

RYA Day Skipper Combined 9 day Course £899

17–25 February

17-25 March

14-22 April

5-13 May

14-22 July

18-26 August

15-23 Sept

13-21 Oct

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