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RYA Day Skipper Practical Sail 

A course for aspiring skippers with some yachting experience and basic navigation and sailing skills.

Learn to skipper a short passage with the instructor on hand to give advice and encouragement and ensure your safety. Experience being in charge.

Before this course, if you are not sure that you sailing is up to speed, a good way to learn in on an RYA Level 2 dinghy course. This will teach you to sail around a triangular course and learn wind awareness.

If its help with navigation that you need, you should take our Day Skipper shore based course which we offer in London.

The Day Skipper course can be taken in tidal or non-tidal waters and your certificate will be endorsed accordingly.

Pre-course experience

5 days, 100 miles, 4 night hours on board a sailing yacht

Assumed knowledge
Basic navigation and helmsmanship.
It is recommended you attend the Day Skipper shorebased course beforehand

Minimum duration
5 days, 3 weekends or 3 days plus 2 days

Minimum age

Course content

Preparation for sea, deck work, navigation, pilotage, meteorology, rules of the road, maintenance and repair work, engines, victualling, emergency situations, yacht handling under power, yacht handling under sail, passage making, night cruising

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