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RYA Training Centre MCA PCA

RYA Day Skipper Practical

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Price - £990.00

Book a 6-day Day Skipper for £1100 per person.  Two days in the classroom to bring your navigation and theory up to the level required to comfortably pass your four day RYA Day Skipper Practical Course.

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.

For those that do not have the required theory knowledge (or need a refresher), and don’t need the RYA Shorebased certificate for a Commercial Endorsement, we now offer a 6-day Day Skipper.  This is two days in the classroom immediately followed but the practical course.  The days in the classroom allow time for the instructor to bring your theory up to the level required to get the most out of your practical course.

The 6-day day skipper course has been discounted to £1100 per person.  To book the 6 days please click this link. Day Skipper theory plus

NB there is not enough time on the 4-day practical to teach the Theory and navigation required.

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.



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 either complete an On-line or Classroom Day Skipper Theory course, before taking this practical course.  Or book the 6-day Day Skipper 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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