RYA Day Skipper Combined Theory and Practical Course
Fastrack Day Skipper with this RYA Day Skipper Combined Theory and Practical Course
The 9 day RYA Day Skipper Combined Theory and Practical course is a great way to achieve both Day Skipper Theory and Day Skipper practical qualifications in one intensive Fast track Day Skipper course.
NEW – If you can find this course cheaper we will match the price!*
During the Day Skipper Theory and Practical combined course you will generally spend the first two days of the course in our classroom at Gosport Marina where you will receive a comprehensive introduction to navigation, safety and meteorology. You will then go to sea in one of our modern Bavaria yachts during which time you will be taught further theory including passage planning, basic pilotage, seamanship and safety. You will also be taught the full Day Skipper practical syllabus. Towards the end of the course there will be a chance for some revision of the theory before taking the RYA theory exams back in our classroom. We offer a flexible approach to the itinerary of this course and the mix of theory and practical study to take individual learning requirements into consideration.
Unlike most sailing schools we provide free accommodation on the yacht for the full nine days of this course including ‘Bed and Breakfast’ during the theory part so you will not need to look for a hotel and incur extra expenses.
Day Skipper ‘pass promise’ -
In the unlikely event of you not passing by the end of the course we promise to provide extra training FREE to help you complete your Day Skipper ** (see below for conditions)
After the RYA Day Skipper Combined Theory and Practical course you will have gained background knowledge and practical sailing experience to skipper a small yacht in familiar waters by day. There are 2 theory exam papers and a certificate will be awarded for passing the theory exams. You will be continually assessed and awarded a certificate for passing the practical element of this course.
Upon successful completion of the Day Skipper theory and practical aspects of the 9 day combined course you will be awarded the RYA new style of certificate which will be registered on the RYA database. Students will be required to provide a passport size photograph when attending the Day Skipper course.
Can’t find the time to take this Combined Day Skipper course?
Why not take our on-line Day Skipper Theory course at home and then come down to our Gosport Marina base to take your Day Skipper Practical course on board one of our yachts in the Solent. Save £25.00 on your practical Day Skipper course when you book both the on-line theory and practical courses with Commodore Yachting.
|Duration||9 days||Maximum students : instructor||5:1|
|Location||Solent||Minimum age||16 although under 18s must be accompanied by an adult|
|What’s included||Accommodation on board one of our Bavaria yachts, breakfast, lunch, evening meals and drinks on board, berthing fees, free hire of wet weather gear. 'Bed and Breakfast' during theory part.||Extras||Evening meal ashore on joining night if required, lunch and evening meals during theory, theory pack £34.00, training almanac £6.99. Plotters and dividers and log books available if required.|
|When||Usually Friday evening 1900hrs to Sunday afternoon 1600hrs. All year round||Don’t forget||Anything you cannot travel without as we cannot cater for everyone’s special favourites!|
|Let us know about||Any special dietary requirements and needs.|
Please note, we will do our best to cater for vegetarian diets or food allergies but not general food fads! Please call the office if in doubt.
|Cost||October – March £789.00 April – September £839.00|
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FEEDBACK - Day Skipper Student Reviews
Just wanted to say thanks for the brilliant Combined Day Skipper Course! Dave made the whole thing absolutely fantastic and a wonderful learning experience as well as a lot of fun. I’ve been recommending you to anyone who will listen!
Matt - Day Skipper Theory and practical course, May 2012
I have had a fabulous experience, the instruction was excellent and reinforced by the superb practical experience. Superb company on our yacht, the others really made it a funexperience. Thank you.
Christina - Day Skipper Theory and practical course, March 2011
The RYA Day Skipper Practical Course Notes has been compiled to complement the RYA Day Skipper Practical Course and draws on the cumulative experience of hundreds of experienced sailing instructors. The techniques shown or described are tried and tested and are suitable for most types of cruising yacht.
This book gives guidance on how to take charge of a yacht for a short passage. Includes planning, crew briefing, safety, boat handling, navigation, etc.
Publisher: RYA · Format: Paperback · Pages: 80 · Dimensions: 210 x 145mm · Edition: 2005 (reprinted: 2011) · ISBN: 9781905104130 · Product Code: DSPCN
TThis is the official handbook supporting the RYA Day Skipper Sail Course and is ideal for anyone looking to brush up on their knowledge to this level. It gives great practical and detailed advice on key skills, expanding on the course companion notes. Being a good skipper is not difficult; it requires essential skills, knowledge, experience, patience, good communication and at times a sense of humour! This book is engagingly written and highly illustrated with the aim of equipping you with that essential knowledge and set of skills to help you build up your experience. It leads you through practical advice on Day Skippering in three logical sections: Practical Skills Navigation & Passage Making Safety It covers all the theoretical and practical aspects of the RYA Day Skipper Sail syllabus and gives you all you need to know to take a small yacht on a short passage safely. In addition to the practical advice on aspects of Day Skippering, extensive focus is given to safety planning skills such as life-saving signals, simple engine repair and preparation for bad weather. ISBN: 9781905104949 Product Code: G71
RYA Day Skipper Practical Syllabus
|The Day Skipper course teaches pilotage, navigation, seamanship and boat handling up to the required standard to skipper a small cruising yacht safely by day in tidal waters with which the student is familiar.
* Our price match is subject to the following conditions:
- The price match is for the same course like for like, same dates with a written offer.
- Course fee quoted must be for website published price, special offers are excluded.
- Our yachts are modern, well equipped cruising yacts with heating, this price match offer relates to a course on a yacht with a similar specification.
- We reserve the right to refuse a booking based on unrealistic offer.
** Our ‘pass promise’ is subject to the following conditions:
- Students must have theory knowledge to Day Skipper level.
- RYA Day Skipper theory course must have been passed within 12 months of the Day Skipper practical course OR the student may be asked to sit an Day Skipper theory exam paper in our classroom.
- Students must have passed the RYA Competent Crew course.
- Extra training will be offered subject to the recommendation of one of our experienced RYA instructors up to a maximum of 2 days.
- This offer excludes any expenses incurred by the student in attending the extra training.
- Any training offered will be subject to availability.