RYA Day Skipper

The RYA Day Skipper sailing course will to teach you to skipper a short passages and ultimately allow you to self skipper charter yachts around the world!!

By the end of the five day course, you will confidently be able take charge of your own vessel for day sails and manoeuvre the yacht in confined spaces. All sailing tuition takes place onboard, there is no classroom element and you are continually assessed throughout the week.

Our training courses are run on new, modern yachts, complete with on-board heating for Winter course dates. You will start and finish in our base at Port Hamble Marina.


Join the yacht in Port Hamble Marina on 7pm the night before the start, for a boat briefing so that you are ready to set sail bright and early on the first morning. For example, for Mon-Fri courses – meet 7pm on Sunday evening.

Stay on board throughout the 5-days and return about 4pm on the last day. Maximum 5 crew + instructor on board. Minimum 3 crew + Instructor.

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5 days, 100 miles, 4 night hours on board a sailing yacht. Assumed knowledge - Theory to the level of Day Skipper. It is recommended you attend the Day Skipper shorebased course beforehand

What's included?

Staying on board overnight (please bring a sleeping bag), all breakfast, lunch and refreshments onboard, 3 dinners on board. Sailing tuition from an RYA Instructor, RYA Cruising Scheme Log Book, RYA Day Skipper certificate. Loan of wet weather sailing gear and all boat costs and mooring fees. No hidden extras.

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