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Day Skipper

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A course for aspiring skippers with some yachting experience and basic navigation and sailing skills. 

Learn to skipper a short passage with the instructor on hand to give advice and encouragement and ensure your safety. Experience being in charge, taking credit when it all  goes well and being responsible when it doesn’t.

Before this course, if you are not sure that you sailing is up to speed, a good way to learn is on an RYA Level 2 dinghy course. This will teach you to sail around a course and control the boat’s speed.

If it’s help with navigation that you need, you should take our Day Skipper shorebased course (see Navigation and seamanship theory.

Pre-course experience 5 days, 100 miles, 4 night hours on board a sailing yacht
Assumed knowledge Basic navigation and helmsmanship. It is recommended you attend the Day Skipper shorebased course beforehand
Minimum duration 5 days, 3 weekends or 3 days plus 2 days
Minimum age 16
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

 

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