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RYA Day Skipper Practical

http://www.lcsc.org.uk/yacht-theory-courses/offshore-development-and-mile-builders-1A 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 your sailing is up to speed, a good way to learn is on a solent skills development weekend with LCSC. This will teach you to sail and handle a yacht. If it's help with navigation that you need, you should take our Day Skipper shorebased course (see Navigation and seamanship theory on the left).

The Day Skipper course will be endorsed as tidal.

See the RYA site here for more information.

Additional Info

Course Title: RYA Day Skipper Practical

Course Duration: 5 days

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

Course Description: "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. 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"

What's Included: 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


2018 RYA Competent Crew Course dates:


5 consecutive days with Peter Hopps

Pricing for 5 day consecutive courses: £515 midweek members / £535 midweek non-members

Pricing 5 day consecutive courses: 570 if straddling a weekend members / £595 if straddling a weekend non-members


April - eve Sunday 15th to Friday 20th April

June - eve Sunday 3rd to Friday 8ths June


Over two weekends (1 x 2day weekend + 1 x 3day weekend) with Gareth Llewellyn


Pricing for the RYA Competent Crew and Day Skipper, over 2x weekends: £570 members / £595 non-members


April - eve Friday 6th April to Sunday 8th April

June - eve Friday 8th June to Monday 11th June.


NOTE: there are mile builder weekend opportunities between April and June to build on your practical experience. Please click HERE for further information.


Last updated 15:08 on 1 February 2018

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