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«Day Skipper» certificate for 10 days

price1400For those who wants to save time and money we offer the intensive course. Below you will find out how to get RYA The Competent Crew & Day Skipper qualifications at once!


Previous experience: None

Assumed knowledge: None

Course content: Knowledge of sea terms and parts of a boat, her rigging and sails, sail handling, ropework, fire precautions and fighting, personal safety equipment, man overboard, emergency equipment, meteorology, seasickness, helmsmanship, general duties, manners and customs, rules of the road, dinghies, 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

Ability after course: Skipper a small yacht by day

Minimum duration: 10 days

Minimum age: 16

The initial (Competent Crew) course is an introduction to sailing. Whether you’ve sailed a bit before or are an absolute beginner this course is for you. You will learn basics of seamanship and sailing including sail handling & trimming, rope & deck work, knots and helming (steering), nautical terms, experience at least one night sail. Duration: 5 days. You will pass 100 miles and get knowledge about Navigation to Day Skipper and basic sailing ability

Day Skipper Practical is the next experience level
. Course content: Basic pilotage, boat handling, practical navigation
 Ability after course: Skipper a small yacht in familiar waters by day
 Minimum duration: 5 days. The Day Skipper is a practical course. It is a great introduction to skippering for sailors ready to progress from Competent Crew. The course provides you with the skill required to undertake a short passage in tidal waters as skipper and then be able to berth the boat safely. The course includes seamanship and skippering, boat handling in confined spaces and sailing at night. 

The result: By the end of this course the successful Day Skipper will be able to undertake short coastal passages by day. It means that you can handle your own boat or charter a yacht worldwide with confidence.


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