RYA Day Skipper Course

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 warmer climates!

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.

The course can be completed either over runs across five days and nights or three weekends. You will be living on one of our fully coded yachts with four other crew members and your instructor. Your food is included in the cost, as are overnight stays in harbours. It is also the perfect opportunity to visit harbours and anchorages on the west coast of Scotland.

What is included in the price:

  • 5 nights/days on board
  • all on board meals and snacks
  • all harbour and marina fees
  • fuel
  • gas
  • free secure parking for your car

Optional extras:

  • oil skins hire £3.00 per item/day

For more info please visit our FAQs or email admin@gowestsailing.com

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