RYA Sail Cruising Day Skipper
A course for aspiring skippers with some yachting experience and basic navigation and sailing skills.
Learn to skipper a short passage with the instructor on hand to give advice and encouragement and ensure your safety.
Experience being in charge, taking credit when it all goes well and being responsible when it doesn't.
Pre-course experience: 5 days, 100 miles, 4 night hours on board a sailing yacht.
Assumed knowledge: To the level of Competent Crew. Basic knowledge of navigation and safety. Recommended that participants have completed our Essential Navigation and Seamanship course.
Minimum duration: 5 days, 3 weekends or 3 days plus 2 days.
Minimum age: 16.
Course content: Preparation for sea, deck work, navigation, pilotage, meteorology, rules of the road, maintenance and repair work, engines, victualling, emergency situations, yacht handling under power, yacht handling under sail, passage making, night cruising.