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Zero to Day Skipper Training Course

Our  RYA Zero to Day Skipper Training Package offers great value and flexibility.

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Lagoon Zero to Day Skipper Training Package

RYA Day Skipper Theory
RYA Competent Crew Practical Sailing Course ( Choose weekends or weekdays)
RYA Day Skipper Practical Sailing Course ( Choose weekends or weekdays)
RYA Online VHF Radio Course
Navigation Pack Worth £50

Courses included :

  • RYA Day Skipper Theory
  • RYA Competent Crew Practical Sailing Course (choose weekends or weekdays)
  • RYA Day Skipper Practical Sailing Course (choose weekends or weekdays)
  • RYA online VHF Radio Course
  • Free navigation pack worth £50
  • Free waterproof hire on weekday courses

Objectives: The RYA Day Skipper qualification confirms that the successful candidate has the knowledge needed to skipper a yacht on shorter, coastal cruises during daylight. At the end of the course you will be licensed to skipper your own boat and charter a boat both in the UK or abroad.

Perquisites: Before taking the Day Skipper Practical course you should make sure you have completed RYA Day Skipper Theory & RYA Competent Crew courses or have equivalent experience.

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When you book your package you will be emailed a link to book your courses online at no extra cost or you can contact us with your chosen dates. All courses must be completed within 12 months of booking.

Fantastic instructor on the boat and great person off the boat. Karl made the Day skipper course pleasurable to do.

Andy

Very well instructed. Very capable, patient, friendly and interactive. Very enjoyable.

Archie

Quality of skipper has been exceptional. I have had a fun and informative few weeks and would highly recommend

Louisa Swaden

Course Information, options and dates

Theory Course

The Day Skipper Theory course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate safely around familiar waters by day. It is a comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers and is an essential preparation for our RYA Day Skipper Practical course.

  • The RYA Day Skipper Theory course is run over 3 weekends totalling 5 days
  • Each weekend runs 1000 till 1700,
  • Navigation pack worth £50 is included with the Day Skipper Package

RYA Day Skipper Theory Part 1 : Saturday and Sunday 1000 till 1700

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RYA Day Skipper Theory Part 2 : Saturday and Sunday 1000 till 1700

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RYA Day Skipper Theory Part 3 : Sunday 1000 till 1700

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This course is a comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers and is an essential preparation for our RYA Day Skipper Practical course.

The Day Skipper Theory Course Content

The first weekend, part 1 includes:

Day 1

  • Seamanship
  • Chart familiarisation
  • Tidal heights

Day 2

  • Tidal streams
  • Secondary ports
  • Position fixing
  • Dead reckoning
  • Estimated position

The second weekend, part 2 includes:

Day 3

  • Course to steer
  • Using the GPS
  • Chart work exam

Day 4

  • Buoyage & pilotage
  • Safety
  • Meterology
  • Passage planning
  • Collision regulations

The third weekend, part 3 includes:

Day 5

  • Passage making
  • General exam

Course Objective: You will be able to navigate around familiar waters by day

Course Assessment: Two exam papers

Prerequisite: Competent crew practical or equivalent experience

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When you book your package you will be emailed a link to book your courses online at no extra cost or you can contact us with your chosen dates. All courses must be completed within 12 months of booking.

Practical Course

Choose from weekday or weekend courses & dates :

Week Day Courses

RYA Competent Crew and Day Skipper

Includes breakfasts, lunches

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Learn to skipper a short passage with the instructor on hand to give tuition, advice and ensure your personal safety. The RYA Day Skipper qualification confirms that the successful candidate has the knowledge needed to skipper a yacht on shorter, coastal cruises during daylight.

 

At the end of this course you will be licensed to skipper your own boat and charter a boat both in the UK or abroad.

On the RYA Day Skipper Practical Course you will gain further experience through planning and completing passages, including a night sail. You will also gain your ICC (International Certificate of Competence). You will also practice lots of close quarter handling skills and mooring in a range of marinas – offering more interesting ways to tie up for the night!

RYA Day Skipper Course syllabus will cover:

  • Preparation For Sea
  • Deck Work
  • Navigation
  • Rules Of The Road
  • Maintenance & Repair Work
  • Emergency Situations
  • Engines
  • Yacht Handling Under Power & Sail
  • Passage Making
  • Night Cruising
  • Pilotage
  • Meteorology

Before taking the Day Skipper practical course you should make sure you have completed RYA Day Skipper Theory & RYA Competent Crew courses or have equivalent experience.

Course Objective: Gain RYA Day Skipper certificate .You will be licensed to skipper your own boat and charter a boat both in the UK or abroad.

Day Skipper Course Prerequisite: Completed part 1 and part 2 of Day Skipper Theory.

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When you book your package you will be emailed a link to book your courses online at no extra cost or you can contact us with your chosen dates.

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When you book your package you will be emailed a link to book your courses online at no extra cost or you can contact us with your chosen dates. All courses must be completed within 12 months of booking.

Weekend Course

Run on Beneteau First 35 or 36

Run on Beneteau First 35 or 36

Available over 2 weekends

Flexibility to mix and match your weekends

Weekends start and finish from Brighton Marina.

Weekend 1 runs on a Saturday and Sunday

Weekend  2 runs from Saturday to Monday.

Weekend 1 starts at 09:00 and finishes at 17:00 from Brighton Marina on Saturday and Sunday. You will be sailing in the Brighton area and will not need to stay onboard.

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Weekend 2 starts at 09:00 on Saturday and finishes 16:00 on Monday.

You will stay onboard the yacht for the long weekend and the course will include a night sail.

Includes :
2 Breakfasts
3 Lunches
1 Dinner

Potential destinations will be Eastbourne, Littlehampton or Chichester.

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Learn to skipper a short passage with the instructor on hand to give tuition, advice and ensure your personal safety. The RYA Day Skipper qualification confirms that the successful candidate has the knowledge needed to skipper a yacht on shorter, coastal cruises during daylight.

 

At the end of this course you will be licensed to skipper your own boat and charter a boat both in the UK or abroad.

On the RYA Day Skipper Practical Course you will gain further experience through planning and completing passages, including a night sail. You will also gain your ICC (International Certificate of Competence). You will also practice lots of close quarter handling skills and mooring in a range of marinas – offering more interesting ways to tie up for the night!

RYA Day Skipper Course syllabus will cover:

  • Preparation For Sea
  • Deck Work
  • Navigation
  • Rules Of The Road
  • Maintenance & Repair Work
  • Emergency Situations
  • Engines
  • Yacht Handling Under Power & Sail
  • Passage Making
  • Night Cruising
  • Pilotage
  • Meteorology

Before taking the Day Skipper practical course you should make sure you have completed RYA Day Skipper Theory & RYA Competent Crew courses or have equivalent experience.

Course Objective: Gain RYA Day Skipper certificate .You will be licensed to skipper your own boat and charter a boat both in the UK or abroad.

Day Skipper Course Prerequisite: Completed part 1 and part 2 of Day Skipper Theory.

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Lagoon Winter Day Skipper Training Package

When you book your package you will be emailed a link to book your courses online at no extra cost or you can contact us with your chosen dates.

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When you book your package you will be emailed a link to book your courses online at no extra cost or you can contact us with your chosen dates. All courses must be completed within 12 months of booking.

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“Our skipper, Joe Fry was patient, informative, worked hard to keep us ship shape and happy during some difficult moments!”

David Webb

“Very enjoyable course, great instructor and facilities, learnt a huge amount”

Bob Pickering

“Fantastic Day Skipper practical course. Anna was an A class trainer. The facilities were fantastic and company was very professional”

Hannah Robinson

I had a fantastic and rewarding Day Skipper course. Staff were at tentative, friendly, knowledgable. Looking forward to more in the future.

Mark Bishop

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