26 October - 4 November : RYA Dayskipper Practical live-aboard over 2 weekends
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 an RYA Level 2 dinghy course. This will teach you to sail around a course and control the boat's speed.
Course Pre-requisites: 5 days, 100 miles, 4 night hours on board a sailing yacht, RYA Competent Crew certificate & RYA Dayskipper Theory course or equivalent experience, which will need to be proven via log book - Please note you will not be allowed to participate in this course without meeting the course prerequisites
Minimum Duration: 5 days Live-aboard
Timings: 10am on day 1 till 6pm on day 3 on the first weekend, and 7pm the following weekend on day 1 till 6pm on day 3. You will remain on board during each section of the course.
Minimum Age: 16
Course Content: 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
The following form part of this event:
- Dayskipper Practical first weekend : 26 - 28 October, 10:00 - 18:00
- Dayskipper Practical 2nd weekend : 2 - 4 November, 19:00 - 18:00
Last updated 6:55am on 14 July 2017