RYA Day Skipper

RYA Day Skipper Practical Course

On this course students will be introduced to the challenge of taking charge as skipper of a yacht.

Theoretical navigation skills will be put into practice and also include pilotage, passage making and maneuvering under sail and power.

You will be given opportunities of develop leadership under the friendly and watchful eye of your instructor.

During the course you will learn and practice, man overboard recovery, mooring and anchoring under sail and power.

Departure and arrival from alongside berths in a variety of different situations will further develop the new skippers organizational and crew managment abilities.

Achieving the Day Skipper Practical award recognizes the candidates ability to skipper a small yacht in familiar waters, in moderate weather, in day light.

The qualification is frequently requested by charter companies, and also holders are entitled to apply for an International Certificate of Competence (ICC).

RYA Sail Training

The training boat, Driac (pronounced Dry-ack) is a classic yacht built in 1930 operating out of Milford Haven.

She is bermudian rigged and fully modern in the way she sails, but has the atmosphere and character which can only be experienced in a classic wooden sailing vessel.

She has only 5 berths so you will never have more than a 4:1 teaching ratio.

Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales is one of the great natural harbours of the world, with its busy port, marinas, quiet anchorages, dramatic coast and islands to visit.

The Haven is also perfectly placed for cruising the Pembrokeshire coast.

This course is available in a range of formats – see below.

It can also be combined with 4 days Day Skipper theory, offered as Day Skipper Intensive.

The 9 day course from Saturday to the following Sunday will get the enthusiastic student quickly to Day Skipper standard, with both practical and theory certificates achievable.

Day Skipper – 5 days Monday to Friday – Cost £500

Day Skipper 2 weekends of 3 and 2 days – Cost £550

Day Skipper 5 day over Bank Holiday weekend – Cost £500

Day Skipper intensive 9 days combining theory and practical – Cost £800 (includes accommodation aboard the yacht)

For info or to book a practical course on Driac contact Charles : 07515387693 charles@sailandoar.org

Own boat Tuition

For other aspects of the scheme incl. OWN BOAT TUITION contact Roger: 07968 495124 rpnasey@btinternet.com or use the contact form.

Shore Based Theory Courses

Our theory courses place in the SARA teaching facility at Beachley, near Chepstow, Gloucestershire.

RYA Day Skipper Shore-based Theory

This course is a introduction to chart work, navigation, seamanship and meteorology.

It deals with tidal heights and streams and their effect on you course and also the rules of the road for yachts at sea.

The next Day Skipper Theory Course at SARA (Chepstow)

Commencing Monday 7th January and concluding Wednesday 13 February.

The Course is;

Monday and Wednesday each week, 3 hours per session at 6.30 pm for a total of 6 weeks.

Cost £250 non members £220 members.

This includes the student pack £40, but students will need to bring a plotter and dividers, pencils (HB AND BB) and eraser.

The next Day Skipper Theory Course at SARA (Chepstow)

Commencing Monday 7th January and concluding Wednesday 13 February.

See RYA Shorebased Theory Courses for further details

VHF DSC Radio Course

This course starts by looking at the practical operation of a standard Marine VHF, Channel usage, Distress/Urgency/Safety and routine voice procedures.

On successful completion, you will be awarded a licence allowing you to legally operate a VHF/DSC radio.

See VHF DSC Radio Course for further details.

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