The 5 day RYA Day Skipper practical sailing course is for aspiring skippers who have some yachting experience, and who are proficient on basic navigation and sailing. This course will teach you new sailing skills, practical navigation and taking control over the yacht and your crew during daytime passages.
Learn to skipper a short passage with the instructor on hand to give advice and teach you new techniques. Experience being in charge, managing your crew and your yacht, while sailing and executing teamwork manoeuvres during day-time.
This course is available as 5 consecutive days and as course divided over 2 weekends of 2 and 3 days.
Amongst other you will learn
How to prepare yourself for this course
In order to get the most out of your course, we will mail you the RYA Day Skipper practical skills handbook when you sign up with our training centre in Belgium or the Netherlands.
In addition, we offer you the possibility to do our online pre-course knowledge quiz. The quiz helps you to test your knowledge and to assess whether you need more preparation in some areas.
Ability after the course
At the end of the course you should achieve a level of seamanship and boat handling up to the standard required to skipper a small cruising yacht safely by day in familiar tidal and non-tidal waters under normal conditions.
After successfully completing this course, we recommend extending your knowledge with some of our RYA specialist shorebased courses, in particular the RYA Radar, RYA Diesel Engine and the Short Range Certificate VHF course, ideally combined with practical training as part of our C-MASTERCLASSES.
The Day Skipper Certificate of Competence can be commercially endorsed for anyone with ambition to find work as a professional crew member.
After building up experience during daytime passage, it will be time to learn making longer passages both during day-time and night-time, by joining our RYA Coastal Skipper course.
We recommend attending the RYA Day Skipper shorebased theory course before following the Day Skipper practical course.
The instructor is superb. The boat is great. This course increased my interest in navigation and in sailing. Overall, I trully recommend this training centre.
I have completed RYA Dayskipper course here. I am really satisfied and plan to continue my sailing path with this school.
-- Sergey --
C-MASTERS Training Centre Zeeland
4485 PL Kats
C-MASTERS Training Belgian Coast