DAY SKIPPER

1 WEEK

PRACTICAL & THEORICAL

Once you’ve got some miles under your belt and want to skipper your own yacht, it’s time to take your Day Skipper course! During the course we’ll help you to achieve the required standard of pilotage, navigation, seamanship and boat handling to ensure that you can skipper a yacht safely by day in familiar waters. It’s not obligatory to have taken the shorebased Day Skipper theory course prior the practical course, but it certainly helps and will boost your confidence and skippering ability.

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PRACTICAL COURSE

INDIVIDUAL INSCRIPTION

5 Days
BASICS
  • Suggested minimum pre-course requirement: 5 days sea time, 100 nautical miles and 4 night hours.
  • Assumed knowledge: Basic navigation and sailing ability, completion of Day Skipper Theory course (recommended).
  • Course content: Pilotage, boat handling under sail and power, seamanship, navigation, emergency situations, meteorology, rules of the road, engine maintenance and minor repairs, victualling and crew welfare.
  • Ability after course: Be able to skipper ayacht safely in familiar waters by day, and be able to deal with unforeseen or emergency situations.
  • Minimum duration: 5 days
  • Minimum age: 16 years.

PRICES

Low Season: 675€
High Season: 745€
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DAY SKIPPER THEORY

A comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers.

This course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day. A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising.

How Long is the course?
The course is taught over 40 hours with two exam papers. It can be covered as a series of short sessions or as an intensive week-long course.

INDIVIDUAL INSCRIPTION

5 Days
BASICS
  • The basics of seamanship
  • The essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage
  • Chartwork
  • Electronic charts
  • Position fixing
  • Plotting a course to steer
  • Weather forecasting and meteorology
  • Tides
  • Collision regulations
  • Construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat
  • Emergency and safety procedures including distress
  • Calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts

PRICES

Total: 650€
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COMBINATION THEORY + PRACTICE

Achieve your RYA Day Skipper theory and Day Skipper Practical certificates in 9 days, that means only 1 week off work.

The course kicks off with 2 days of theory on the Saturday and Sunday. The theory course may be held either in our office which overlooks the beach nearby or on the boat depending on numbers involved in the course. Both our office and boat have air conditioning and heating so we can provide comfortable learning conditions all year round!

On Monday to Friday we do the Practical Day Skipper course, with one or 2 evening theory sessions on the boat, but mainly we will be putting theory into practice, navigating using charts day and night up and down the Costa Blanca Coast!

We finish of the Theory Course on Saturday and Sunday morning after the Practical course, with the Theory Exam on Sunday afternoon. Needless to say, you will be awarded both the RYA Day Skipper Theory and Practical certificates on successful completion of this combined course.

COURSE INCLUDES

9 Days
BASICS
  • Accommodation from Friday evening until the following Sunday at 5pm.
  • Breakfasts and lunch during the 4 days of theory.
  • Breakfasts, lunches and 2 evening meals during the practical course.
  • All sailing gear apart from sailing shoes is included in the price.
  • All course material and certification is also included in the price

PRICES

Low Season: 1.225€
High Season: 1.295€
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DAY SKIPPER
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