Our Chief Instructor says this about the RYA Day Skipper Practical Course:
Sailing is always about the journey, an adventure you embark upon every time you set sail!
To make the most out of your time on the course with us my advice is to make sure you have the right experience before doing the course. You should have the basic skill sets of being able to tack, gybe and be able to help in hoisting and dropping the sails.
You should have some good knot skills and have theory knowledge up to RYA Day Skipper Theory level including being able to do a tidal curve, course to steer, know basic Collision Regulations, day shapes and lights, fix a position on a chart, take bearings and convert them from either Compass or magnetic back to true bearings and identify marks and hazards as you sail along on your journey.
Sailing is always about having fun, visiting new places, meeting new people and building links with fellow sailors. You are going to be put under some pressure, and your knowledge will be tested but also built up and improved. There will be some long days, and something will always not quite work, but always remember to have fun and be safe.
We also offer our Complete RYA Day Skipper Package which includes both the theory and practical courses. This will take you from having a little sailing experience through to passing your RYA Day Skipper first time round if you follow the instructors advice.