RYA Day Skipper - Theory & Practical Combined
This 9 Day Combined Course is an efficient way to achieve BOTH your Day Skipper Theory AND Day Skipper Practical qualifications in a short period of time. Spend the first 4 days in the classroom at Linden House completing the Day Skipper Theory. On the Tuesday night, board the yacht in Hamble and spend the next 5 days completing the practical course and finishing on the Sunday evening.
This is an accredited RYA Theory Course offering a comprehensive introduction to sail 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. 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.
This Day Skipper course will be endorsed as tidal. See the RYA Website for more details on this qualification.
Before this course, if you are not sure that your sailing is up to speed, a good way to learn is on Solent weekns away with LCSC. This will help teach you to sail and handle a yacht.
If it is just help with navigation that you need, you should take the the Day Skipper Shorebased Course instead.
LCSC Membership Offer - there is a waiver of the £50 joining fee if you apply to be a member of LCSC when signing up for the course.
Course Title:RYA Combined Day Skipper
Course Cost:£799.00 members / £840 non-members
Course Duration:9 days in total. 4 days theory at Linden House and 5 days practical down in the Solent.
Course Headline:A comprehensive introduction to both the theoretical and practical elements of cruising for inexperienced and aspiring skippers.
Course Description:Course topics include: 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. One also learns 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.
What's Included:Theory - RYA Northern Hemisphere Student Pack includes assessment papers, course notes, basic plotter, practice charts and Training Alamanac. Certificate of completion. Practical - RYA accredited instructor, accommodation on board, gas, diesel, breakfast and lunch each day, 4 evening meals. Mooring fees, which are split between the students, are not included.
Prior Knowledge/Experience:Basic navigation and helmsmanship. It is recommended you attend the Day Skipper shorebased course beforehand. 5 days, 100 miles, 4 night hours on board a sailing yacht.
Next Steps:RYA Coastal Skipper Yachtmaster Theory. Solent or further afield cruises with LCSC
Ability after the course:Skipper a small yacht in familiar waters by day. For club members they may apply to the Vice Commodore to be in the club 1st Mates Programme, allowing for further ongoing opportunities to work towards Coastal Skipper in the club skillbuilder programme
Booking Information:Call the office to book
2018 RYA COMBINED Theory and Practical Day Skipper Course dates:
JUNE / JULY
Sat 23rd June - Sun 1st July
Sat 1st - Sun 9th September
Last updated 11:59 on 26 November 2017