DAY SKIPPER PRACTICAL COURSE

The Day Skipper course is aimed at those wishing to start skippering on their own, or being able to help experienced skippers on bigger trips.  Day Skipper is usually the minimum standard required of potential charterers by charter companies and you are automatically entitled to an ICC to charter abroad if you hold Day Skipper or above.

Pre-Course experience:

5 days, 100 miles, 4 night hours onboard 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

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.

Booking:

Please feel free to call or e-mail us regarding course dates if not listed on this site….  We try to be flexible and may do a course date around your requirements  You can also click on our Student resources page to pay the deposit and buy any books you may require.

Student Resources Online & Shorebased


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Yachtmaster™ Prep

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Mile building Weekend

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