RYA Day Skipper Practical

This is a great 5 Day course is for new skippers who intend to undertake short passages in familiar waters by day. Building on the theory subjects covered on the Day Skipper Theory course, subjects taught include;

  • Boat preparation
  • Boat handling under Sail
  • Sail Trim/Points of Sail
  • Engine operation and maintenance
  • Safety and seamanship
  • Rules of the road
  • Securing to a buoy
  • Berthing alongside
  • Man overboard recovery
  • Pilotage
  • Passage Planning
  • An Introduction to night navigation.
Course dates:

2020 Dates:

To check availability and book please click here


5 Days

Our Boat - £500pp
Own Boat - £1500 (see notes below)
Our boat Private Course- £2000 (see notes below)

Minimum age is 16

Commercial use: when commercially endorsed, this qualifies the holder to skipper a commercial vessel up to 24m in length in Category 6 (3 miles NDP daylight) or 5 (20 miles NDP daylight) waters. Cat 5 when combined with day skipper theory certificate)


  • 5 days use of Sequel, our Beneteau 393
  • Diesel and berthing fees
  • Maximum 5 students
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch and some evening meals onboard
  • All bedding (inc. duvet)
  • Use of a lifejacket for the course
  • Use of wet weather gear during the course.

What to bring:

  • Cash for some evening meals
  • All the usual skippering equipment (pencils, erasers, notepads etc)
  • Soft soled shoes
  • Light wellies or waterproof shoes
  • Clothes for the duration of the course
  • Any medication
  • Passport photo
  • Phone charger

Own Boat Course:

  • This course can be conducted on your own boat, providing it is suitable for training. The cost above is a effectively a hire an instructor cost and the cost stays the same whether there are 1 of you or 5. The only additional costs from us would be travel costs to get to your location and the cost of certificates.
  • During the course, you are responsible for the running costs of the boat such as fuel, berthing and food.

Private course on our boat:

  • For a minimum of 1 student and a maximum of 5, you can hire our boat for a private course. The price includes all associated costs.

Recommended pre-course experience:

  • Days at sea: 5
  • Miles: 100
  • Night hours: 4
  • Days as Skipper: 0


  • Very impressed, contact and course detail very good.

    — John, May 2017