Day Skipper

RYA Day Skipper Practical Course

This course is tailored for aspiring skippers with some yachting experience and basic navigation and sailing skills. Your boat for this five day course will be a beautiful, well maintained Oceanis 37

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Next Course dates:

  • Join the boat Sunday 3rd April, course commences Monday 4th and runs through to Friday 8th April 2022 Fully Booked
  • Join the boat Sunday 17th April, course commences Monday 18th and runs through to Friday 22nd April 2022


  • Sailing out of The River Hamble into The Solent and surrounding waters

What’s included:

  • Oceanis 37 sail boat (or equivalent)
  • Commercially endorsed RYA Skipper/Instructor
  • Breakfast, lunch, tea, coffee, bottled water, snacks
  • Fuel

Evening meals are not provided. Most crew members prefer to go ashore in the evening to take in the atmosphere, relax and eat out in one of the many restaurants, yacht clubs and pubs usually found within a few minutes walking distance from the marinas we overnight in.  If you do not wish to eat ashore the boats galley is always available for own cooking


£650.00 per person

The course:

During this five day sail & train event you will receive tuition from an RYA commercially endorsed Instructor. Upon successful completion you will receive the RYA Day Skipper Practical Certificate. You will also be eligible to apply to the RYA for the International Certificate of Competence

Depending on bookings received, this course could be mixed ability, ie a combination of Day Skipper and Competent Crew students

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

Minimum age:

16 years

Prior experience:

Navigational skills to Day Skipper Theory level, plus basic sailing ability

Ability after the course:

Able to skipper a small yacht in familiar waters by day


RYA Practical courses organised by us are run through Fairview Sailing / Sailing Logic group

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