RYA Day Skipper Practical

Upcoming RYA Day Skipper Practical Courses

We're sorry this course is full. Please contact us for more info
We're sorry this course is full. Please contact us for more info
Price - £990.00
Price - £990.00
Limited availability please call us for more info.
Price - £990.00

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?

  • On our school boat on our timetables.
  • On our school boat, in your group, you choose the dates.
  • On your own boat, we come to you.

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.

For those that do not have the required theory knowledge, and don’t need the RYA certificate for Commercial Endorsement, offer an additional 2 days in the classroom which allows us time to bring your theory to the level required.

The cost of the additional two days is £225.00 per person unless booking at the same time as the practical course. Shorebased Theory 2-day


Pre-course experience 2 days practical experience on a motor cruiser or RYA Helmsman
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, introduction to night cruising.  
Ability after the course Able to skipper a motor cruiser in familiar waters by day

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