RYA Day Skipper Practical
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 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.
Course Title: RYA Day Skipper Practical
Course Duration: 5 days. We run our offshore practical courses out of Hamble Point down in the Solent.Cost £625 for 5x consecutive days (Monday 9am meet up and return the Friday afternoon)
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 Competent Day Skipper Practical Course Notes, RYA YM Scheme Syllabus and Logbook, 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.
If you have not attended an RYA Day Skipper theory course, please ensure that you have a reasonable knowledge of IALA buoyage and Collision Regulations and sufficient familiarity with nautical charts/almanacs to be able to take and plot visual fixes, work up an estimated position or course to steer and work out tidal heights.
The minimum practical pre-course requirement is that candidates have completed: 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
Please refer to our online calendar for dates.
Should a course be waitlisted, please email the office to be placed on a waitlist if no other dates suit.
All group bookings, please email the office to coordinate dates.
By signing up to this course, you are accepting LCSC's Standard T & C's for Offshore Practical Courses - please find a copy below.
Last updated 15:43 on 8 June 2022