The RYA Day Skipper practical motor course is four days long making it the best course for those new, or with a little experience of motor cruising and wishing to Skipper their own motor cruiser. This RYA training course is designed to consolidate what you learned on the RYA Day Skipper Theory Course by offering practical application for what you need to know to safely navigate a motor cruiser in local waters berthing in marinas or anchorages in secluded spots. You will also learn to handle the boat in close quarters situations. This course is also available as Own Boat Tuition.
This course can also help you get the best out of electronic navigational aids such as GPS and radar, which are now virtually standard equipment on modern motor cruisers.
How can I take this course?
Before attending the course it’s great if you can navigate so we advise the Day Skipper shore based course to brush up on your skills. Alternatively, if time is an issue then you could do the theory course via our online Day Skipper option and then come back and do the Day Skipper practical over 4 days.
|Pre-course experience||2 days practical experience on a motor cruiser|
|Assumed knowledge||Basic navigation and helmsmanship. It is recommended that you attend the Day Skipper Shore based course before taking this practical course|
|Minimum duration||4 days|
|Minimum age||16 years|
|Course content||Preparation for sea, boat handling, navigation, pilotage, passage making, meteorology, rules of the road, engines, emergency situations, night cruising.|
|Ability after the course||Able to skipper a motor cruiser in familiar waters by day|
For those that do not have the required theory knowledge, we can also run the course over 6 days which allows us time to bring your theory to the level required. The cost of this course is £1075 per person. This is based on 3 people on the course. The course can be split over 2 x 3 day or 3 x 2 day sessions if required.View all upcoming dates