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 Day Skipper Practical Training

The Day Skipper Practical course trains you to be able to skipper a small yacht in familiar waters by day. Ideally, you will have completed your Day Skipper Theory course, and have some limited practical experience. However, if you already have some sailing and navigation experience, you may be able to take Day Skipper as your first practical course.

The course will lay emphasis on handling the boat under sail and power, so that on completion you will be confident to skipper a small boat. You will live on board the yacht during the course, and there will be some night sailing included. You will visit many harbours, marinas and anchorages both in the local area and further afield.

The Day Skipper Practical qualification will enable you to charter boats, and qualifies you for the International Certificate of Competence.

course duration
three weekends

five days midweek

five days over 2 weekends

prior knowledge
5 days on board a yacht and knowledge of navigation to day skipper shorebased

qualification aim
RYA day skipper practical course completion certificate

course content
boat handling, pilotage, basic navigation and skippering techniques

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Course fee: 660 for five day course or 675 for 2 weekends or 725 for three weekend course


All practical course cost are fully inclusive of food, mooring fees, fuel, & wet weather gear


Next five day course: Full

Next Weekend course:   Full

Please note if these dates are not suitable, then please call us to arrange a suitable date.