Day Skipper Combined Course

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RYA Day Skipper Combined Course

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.

Week Day Courses

Includes breakfasts, lunches

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

Mark Bishop

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


This consecutive 9 day course combines the theory and  the practical parts of the RYA Day Skipper Course from Brighton.

Course Includes :

  • RYA Day Skipper Theory
  • RYA Day Skipper Practical Sailing Course

Course Plan

  • The first 2 days  Day Skipper Theory
  • The next 5 days will involve Day Skipper Practical
  • Final 2 days will involve Day Skipper Theory

The course: 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!

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

Prerequisite: Competent Crew course or similar sailing 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: Competent crew course or similar sailing experience.

We also run the RYA Dayskipper from Barcelona

If you want more information please call us 01273 424842 opt.1 or Email Us

RYA Dayskipper Course : Monday to Friday

  • Includes breakfasts, lunches
  • Waterproofs included (Usually £25)

You will stay aboard the yacht and depending on weather conditions you will be sailing across to France or heading towards the solent. You will be staying in different ports to give you as much sailing experience as possible whilst covering all the syllabus of RYA Dayskipper Practical. Either direction you will have a fantastic sailing course, visiting great locations with our experienced and professional skippers.

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

RYA Day Skipper Theory Course

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

The Day Skipper Theory Course Content

  • Seamanship
  • Chart Familiarisation
  • Tidal Heights
  • Tidal Streams
  • Secondary Ports
  • Position Fixing
  • Dead Reckoning
  • Estimated Position
  • Course to Steer
  • Using the GPS
  • Chart Work Exam
  • Buoyage & Pilotage
  • Safety
  • Meterology
  • Passage Planning
  • Collision Regulations
  • 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

We also run this course from our classroom in central Barcelona.


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


With a confident and experienced instructor, the course flew by. Highlights included helping in force 6 winds, watching the sea birds flock behind, a night sail and a beautiful sunrise on our final day!

Gary Jones

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