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)

The minimum age for the course: 
Age 16

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 Classroom / 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 more information contact Cliff on +447767398892 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.