RYA Day Skipper Course Brighton

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RYA Day Skipper Courses

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. Before taking the Day Skipper practical course you should make sure you have completed RYA Day Skipper Theory and RYA Competent Crew courses or have equivalent experience. We offer a range of Fast Track Day Skipper Packages combining these courses and offering great discounts. Your course will either be onboard our fantastic performance Beneteau yachts.

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 and repair work
  • Emergency situations
  • Engines
  • Yacht handling under power and sail
  • Passage making
  • Night cruising
  • Pilotage
  • Meteorology

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: Day Skipper Theory

We also run the RYA Dayskipper from Barcelona

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

Choose from weekday or weekend courses :

Week Day Courses

Includes breakfasts, lunches

RYA Dayskipper Course : Monday to Friday

  • Includes breakfasts and lunches

You will stay onboard 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. In either direction you will have a fantastic sailing course, visiting great locations with our experienced and professional skippers.


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.


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.


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

Mark Bishop

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

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


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


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“Thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to follow my passion, meeting likeminded enthusiastic people”

Penny Triggs 

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