The RYA Day Skipper course is designed to teach you how to take charge of your yacht and your crew.
The skipper of any boat is not only responsible for the crew but for pilotage, navigation, sail selection, anchoring, reefing, maintenance and repairs, meteorology - amongst other things.
Our experienced RYA Yachtmaster Instructor will guide you through the training. You will complete an inshore or coastal passage where you will use the skills that you have practiced during the week. Night sailing is also undertaken to give you a taste of pilotage in the dark.
By the end of this course the successful RYA Day Skipper will be able to undertake short coastal passages by day, in both tidal and non-tidal waters. The course will give you the skills and confidence needed to skipper on your maiden voyage. In addition it will allow you to obtain your International Certificate of Competence so that you can charter in any climate!
Prior requirement for the RYA Day Skipper course is five days on board 100 NM, and basic knowledge of navigation and seamanship - this can be obtained from the RYA Day Skipper Theory course, or self study using specialised publications.
We run our courses over 6 days giving a little more balance to teaching and relaxation from the normal 5 day course in the UK. You will join the boat in Marina Lanzarote on Sunday evening at 6 pm, meet the skipper and other crew members, settle in, safety briefing and then leave the marina on Monday morning for your skills practice, the course finishes at 3pm on Saturday where the boat will return to the marina, you are welcome to stay onboard until Sunday at noon.
It is also the perfect opportunity to explore marinas, anchorages and the local cuisine of the beautiful Canary Islands!
What's included in the price?
- 6 days sailing/ 7 nights on board
- All on-board breakfast and snacks + 2 evening meals
- All harbour and marina fees