RYA Day Skipper/ICC Sail

£555 Book

Join a yachting course for a week in the Solent to gain your RYA Day Skipper Certificate


To give students the skills required to skipper a cruising yacht in familiar waters by day. As we operate in the tidal waters of the Solent our students will be well equipped to sail in tidal and non-tidal waters.

Course Duration:

We run this course in various formats, so you can choose the one that suits you from the following:

Pre Requisites:

  • Minimum Age 16
  • 5 days on board
  • 100 miles logged
  • 4 night hours on board a sailing yacht
  • Navigation ability to the level of the  RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Course
  • Basic helming and sailing ability
    • Able to helm close hauled
    • Understand sail trim for close hauled, reaching and downwind sailing
    • Know when a gybe is about to occur
    • Able to hoist, reef and set sails and use a self tailing winch

It is recommended that you attend the Competent Crew Course before taking this practical course. You will also find the RYA SRC Course useful.

Practical sail training in Southampton

Course Content:

Pilotage, boat handling, seamanship and navigation. This practical course gives you the chance to put all the skills learnt on the shorebased course into practice. Once you have passed the Day Skipper practical we are happy to also issue you with the ICC (International Certificate of Competence) for sail craft up to 24m (subject to RYA licence fee). The ICC is available to UK citizens and residents.

What's Included:

  • Instruction
  • Yacht, gas and diesel
  • Accommodation on board
  • Meals and snacks on board
  • Loan of a life jacket
  • RYA Day Skipper Sail Certificate
  • Free Parking ( Subject to terms & conditions )

What's Not Included:

  • Hire of foul weather gear (£5/day if required)
  • Berthing fees, away from the home port
  • One evening meal (eaten ashore)

Recommended Pre-Course Reading and Useful Books:

Buy RYA Introduction to Boat Handling for Sail and Power at the RYA ShopBuy RYA Sail Cruising and Yachtmaster Scheme - Syllabus and Logbook at the RYA Shop

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