RYA Day Skipper Practical Course in Port Solent, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK
The RYA Day Skipper Practical Course is taught on a cruiser of at least 7m LOA and puts your Day Skipper Theory in to practice. So it’s a good thing to have completed your day Skipper Theory beforehand.
The RYA Day Skipper Practical Course covers Pilotage, navigation, seamanship and boat handling up to the standard required to Skipper a motor cruiser safely by day in tidal / non-tidal waters with which the student is familiar, also with the introduction to night work.
The RYA Day Skipper Practical Course is taken over 4-5 days depending on experience (ICC 24m)
Although it is not a requirement to have completed your theory prior to practical training, over the years it has proved to be a far better way of doing it, as there in not much time to teach/explain both the theory and practical in the time periods given.
The course is based on 4-5 days depending on your experience, covering longer passages than you may have covered during Basic Helmsman, there will also be a night navigation phase as an introduction to night passage making.
After discussions held with the RYA Chief Instructor Cruising the following training schedules are excepted.
You can do the theory course online, but we do not run online courses.
If you have already successfully completed your theory (can produce a certificate) the practical course will be 4 days.
If you have part completed your theory (no certificate) then you can do a Theory Revision / Practical course 4-5 or if required 5-6 days.
Should you wish to combine both the theory and practical courses in full, each course cut back by one day will be 8 days in total.
The minimum age for the course:
The RYA Day Skipper Practical Course will cover the following:
- Preparation for sea - Boat handling
- Navigation - Plotting fixes, electronic navigation equipment, Waypoints, working up DR & EPs
Tidal heights & tidal streams, Course to steer
- Knowledge of - IALA buoyage systems, maintenance of ships log, use of the echo sounder
- Pilotage - Preparation & execution of a pilot plan for entry or departure from ports
Understands the use of clearing & leading lines, use of transits & soundings
- Passage making - Meteorology, Rules of the road, Engines, Emergency situations, night cruising
The cost of the RYA Day Skipper Practical Course is:
When placing a booking:
5 Days Practical
Individual booking: £1700.00 per head
1-2-1 tuition: £2000
Two students: £1600.00 per head
Three students or more: £1500.00 per head This includes school boat hire and fuel + course material
Own boat tuition £200.00 per day + course material + travel+ meals / accommodation if required
For theory and practical courses:
Theory Revision / Practical Course add £200.00 per head per day (depending on number of days 4-5 days or 5-6 days)
For full combine theory and practical course 8 days £1800.00 per head
A payment of 25% of the course cost is required to confirm the booking and full payment one week prior to the course start date.
Payments can be made by
Card Payment: Debit cards no extra small admin charge for credit card payments
Cash payments: on request