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Intermediate Course - Complete RYA Day Skipper (Theory & Practical)

Duration: 9 day course, usually Saturday to the following Sunday.


Course Type: 4 days theory followed by 5 days practical onboard our yachts.


Cost: £945 inc. (High season April - October)

           £865 inc. (Low season November - March)

(Please note that we can provide a complete transfer package to/from Faro Airport to our yachts in Portimao Marina which includes an extra nights stay onboard the yacht prior to your course starting - please ask for details).

(We can also provide accommodation onboard our yachts for the duration of the theory courses, bed & self service breakfast, please ask for details).

The complete theory and practical sailing course in just 9 days - in one working week with the adjacent weekends.

Latest Course Dates and Availability
Dates and Location Availability
31st July 2017 - 8th August 2017
PORTIMAO, PORTUGAL
Full
28th August 2017 - 5th September 2017
PORTIMAO, PORTUGAL
Full
27th November 2017 - 5th December 2017
PORTIMAO
Spaces Available
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The Complete RYA Day Skipper course is suitable for:

  • Those seeking a recognised qualification in yachting.
  • Those seeking to complete the Day Skipper course in one go.
  • To be able to sail bareboat.
  • To be able to charter a boat.
  • Those that have or will be getting their own boat and are looking to gain confidence.
  • Those out to become more confident and to be able to go further a field.
  • Those looking to explore the area with the security of having an experienced skipper on board.
  • New sailors so that they can confidently take on the challenge of a flotilla holiday.
  • Dinghy sailors moving up to yacht sailing.

Our Day Skipper theory training includes:

  • Introduction to chart work, navigation, meteorology and seamanship.
  • Learn how to figure out tidal heights and streams and how they affect your course.
  • How to identify the 'give way vessel' when there is a risk of collision, 'dead reckoning' and 'estimated positions'.

Our Day Skipper practical training will prepare you to be:

  • Confident in decision-making with respect to all aspect of handling and navigating the yacht.
  • Skilled in passage planning and its deployment.
  • Conversant with sailing rules & etiquette and how they apply in every day situations.
  • Qualified to apply for an International Certificate of Competency.
  • A competent, confident sailor.

By the end of the course‚

A confident Day Skipper with your I.C.C ready for chartering etc. Please see the RYA web site for full details on conversion of the Day Skipper qualification to the ICC.

Premium Training Scheme

If you would prefer a more beneficial teaching ratio of 3 : 1, then ask about our Premium Training Scheme, giving you more time on the water to practise those new skills and drills - costing a supplement of just £40 per day.

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