Day Skipper Course, crew trainingSkipper a yacht, drive your own boat, day skipper practical course
Day Skipper Course Information
Skippering a yacht for the first time can be an off-putting yet exciting and thrilling experience. The RYA Day Skipper practical course is intended to teach you to "Take Charge" of your yacht safely and with confidence. A skipper does much more than simply navigate. Skippers are responsible for the safety and security of the yacht and its crew. The responsibilities of a skipper include; weather forecasting, engine maintenance, sail selection, sail handling, passage planning, watch keeping, navigation and pilotage. The Day Skipper course aims to teach pilotage, navigation, seamanship and boat handling up to the standard required to skipper a motor cruiser safely by day in tidal water you are familiar with.
Day Skipper Practical Course Syllabus
Candidates on the Day Skipper Course will be thought the following and a minimum pre-course experience of 2 days is recommended but not essential;
•Preparation for sea
•Securing to a buoy
•Rules of the Road
On completing the RYA Day Skipper course you will be confident to skipper a cruising yacht on short passages by day. Students who successfully complete the Day Skipper course are awarded the RYA Day Skipper practical course completion certificate. You can then charter a yacht from us at Zephyr.
Day Skipper Course Details
Duration: 4 Days
Age: The minimum age for the award of a certificate is 16 years old.
No previous experience, required all levels welcome!
Monday 25th March to 29th
Monday 29th of April to 3rd May
For more information or to book your Day Skipper Course please contact Zephyr-Yachting or
Tel: +33 (0)4 93 33 34 04