RYA Day Skipper Practical

5 Days
Pre requisite – RYA Competent Crew Level or equivalent RYA Day Skipper Theory

This course introduces you to navigation, boat handling and skippering a small yacht on short passages in good weather.

The course concentrates on pilotage, navigation and boat handling under both sail and power. It will also improve your sail setting and deck work, as well as developing your knowledge and understanding of seamanship and safety issues. During the course you will be able to take charge of the yacht on short tidal passages, under the guidance of the instructor.

Course topics include:

Pre-course experience

5 days, 100 miles, 4 night hours on board a sailing yacht

Assumed knowledge
Theory to the level of Day Skipper. It is recommended you attend the Day Skipper shorebased course beforehand.

Minimum duration
5 days, 3 weekends or 3 days plus 2 days

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

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