What we cover on the course:
The RYA Day Skipper Combined (Theory & Practical) course will enable you to gain the full RYA Day Skipper qualification in just nine days. It’s the fastrack way to gain your Skippers licence.
The course is completely residential and you’ll be staying aboard one of our fleet yachts for the entire course. This will get you in the mindset for the course, which is quite demanding at times. You will need to spend your evenings reviewing your theory classes and reading some of the upcoming theory sections ready for the next day. You will have exercises to complete each evening to help consolidate your learning.
The course covers preparation for sea and the safety briefing, deck work, navigation (both traditional and electronic), pilotage into and out of ports and harbours, meteorology, rules of the road, maintenance and repair work, engines, victualing, emergency situations and actions, yacht handling under power and under sail, passage making, night sailing back to a port of safe refuge, and of course being the skipper of a vessel.
Please be aware that RYA Day Skipper Combination Courses completed in the Solent and other tidal waters are demanding. This course is held in high regard with yacht charter companies worldwide due to the challenging waters, winds, tides and busy waterways you will encounter. Courses run in the non-tidal waters of the Mediterranean are generally not accepted by the UK yacht charter industry. Our Day Skipper course also qualifies you for the International Certificate of Competence (ICC).
Our RYA Day Skipper Combination courses have 4 to 5 students. All Students are able to live and stay on board the yacht for the duration of the course. In some instances sharing a cabin may be required.