RYA Day Skipper Sail

RYA Day Skipper Course

The Day Skipper Practical is an introduction to taking charge onboard a yacht, allowing you to put your basic navigation, pilotage, and sailing skills into practice. It will provide you with an opportunity to take command, and to develop your leadership skills onboard, under the guidance of an experienced and friendly instructor.

It includes 4 nights on board and 2 meals
Upon successful completion of the RYA Day Skipper Practical Course, you will be able to navigate and skipper a small yacht in familiar waters by day. This qualification is usually accepted when chartering a yacht as skipper anywhere in the world. Holders of the RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification can apply to the RYA for and receive an International Certificate of Competence (ICC) for a small charge.

You are strongly advised to be comfortable with Day Skipper level navigation theory before attending this course and we often run the theory course just before he practical or you can do this online before coming

This course can also be done on your own vessel

If you are going to be chartering a yacht in the future we would also recommend the VHF/SRC Radio Course. This is a legal requirement in many locations

It is also a good course for friends and families to sail together privately either all doing Day Skipper or with Competent Crew candidates

Duration: 5 Days usually 9am Mon- 5 pm Fri with 4 nights on boardMax students :5
Previous Experience:5 Days onboard but would recommend 10 plus, 100 logged miles and 4 night hours.Basic knowledge of navigation and sailing ability. Candidates should have completed RYA Day Skipper Theory or similarMinimum Age:16
Dates:All year
1 reply
  1. Marco Mama
    Marco Mama says:

    Hi There,

    I am a professional rugby player based in the UK.

    I am booking a last minute trip to Antigua from Wednesday the 7th Oct to Sunday 18th Oct. The day skipper course is something I have always wanted to do and now seems like the perfect opportunity.

    Do you have availability during my dates? I also have my fiancé joining me on the trip. Is there possibility for her to join me on board throughout the training?

    Best Wishes,


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