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
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
* Sun eve 19th April - 24th April with instructor Mark Linney
* Sun eve 7th June - 12th June with instructor Alastair Duns
* Sun eve 28th June - 3rd July with instructor Gareth Llewellyn
Pricing for 5 day consecutive courses: £535 midweek members / £555 midweek non-members
Pricing 5 day consecutive courses: 595 if straddling a weekend members / £610 if straddling a weekend non-members
Pricing for 2x split weekends (1 x 2 day 1 x 3 day): £595 members / £610 non-members
Last updated 13:15 on 6 February 2020