RYA Day Skipper 9-Day Combined
This combined Day Skipper course prepares you for taking on the responsible role of skipper. The RYA Day Skipper Combined Shorebased & Practical course is an opportunity to become a qualified Day Skipper in only 9 days.
Although both the RYA Day Skipper Shorebased and Day Skipper Practical courses can each be taken as stand alone courses, this "Nine Day Shorebased and Practical Combined Course" has rapidly become the most popular option for aspiring day skippers. Rather than having to take two separate 5-day courses, this combined option allows you to complete the Day Skipper course in 9 consecutive days. This saves a day, prevents repetition of learning and means you only have to take one week off work! Most importantly, the day you 'lose' is from the shorebased section of the course, meaning you still get to spend 5 days afloat!
The RYA Day Skipper combined course runs for 9 consecutive days. Courses begin on a Saturday and until Tuesday are run from 0930 to 1700 in one of our shorebased training rooms. The rest of the course (Wednesday to Sunday) is spent afloat, living onboard one of our training yachts.
There are some pre-requisites you should meet in order to join the combined day skipper course. These include:
- Minimum age of 16 years
- 5 days experience onboard a sailing yacht
- 100 miles logged
- 4 night hours onboard a sailing yacht
- Basic helming ability
- RYA Competent Crew (recommended)
- RYA SRC Course (useful)
The RYA 9-day Combined Day Skipper course provides the opportunity to learn the essential navigation skills needed to become a yacht skipper in the classroom before setting sail and putting them into practice. The course syllabus includes work on pilotage, boat handling, seamanship and navigation.
The 9-day combined Day Skipper course with Stormforce Coaching is a comprehensive package, which includes:
- 4 days shorebased tuition (Saturday - Tuesday)
- 5 days practical yachting instruction (Wednesday - Sunday)
- Yacht, gas and diesel (Wednesday - Sunday)
- Accommodation onboard (Wednesday - Sunday)
- Meals and snacks onboard (Wednesday - Sunday)
- Loan of a life jacket
- RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Course Notes
- RYA Training charts and exercises
- RYA Day Skipper Sail certificate
- Free parking
- 1 year introductory membership to the RNLI
What's Not Included:
- Foul weather gear (this is available to hire from us for £5 per day if required)
- Berthing fees away from the home port
- One evening meal (to be eaten ashore)
If you wish to skipper your yacht abroad, you may wish to apply for the ICC (International Certificate of Competence). Once you have passed the Day Skipper practical course we are happy to also issue you with the ICC for sail craft up to 24m (subject to RYA licence fee).
The ICC is available to UK, Canada and US citizens and residents. It is also available to citizens of non UN nations.
Recommended Pre-Course Reading and Useful Books:
The dates below denote the first morning of the nine day course; accommodation will be provided onboard a training yacht from the Wednesday of your course week onwards. If the dates below do not suit you, please contact us on 02380 231122, as we may be able to make alternative arrangements.
Is this course for me?
Wondering if this is the course for you? The RYA Day Skipper Sail is one of the most popular sailing courses we run and is aimed at intermediate level sailors. If you want to be qualified to skipper a cruising yacht in familiar tidal waters by day and would like to combine your practical and theory training, then this course is undoubtedly the best option for you.
Many people find that they benefit from being able to put into practice the theory they have just learnt on a training yacht, without any lapses in time. The combined course is also a more convenient way to learn, being run over two consecutive weekends and only one week away from work.
If you are unsure as to whether the RYA Combined Day Skipper course is the right course for you, please don't hesitate to contact a course advisor to discuss. Telephone 023 8023 1122 or complete the online enquiry form on this page.
Why choose Stormforce Coaching for this course?:
Stormforce Coaching is a family run business with a strong ethos committed to delivering the best quality training courses. We want you to learn and get the skills you sign up for, but we also want you to have fun.
We've been in the business for over a decade and know what works best. We have a team of highly specialised Instructors on our full time staff, meaning we do not have to rely on external contractors and can offer our customers a consistently high quality course. It doesn't matter which course you book onto or on which date: you will be guaranteed to receive the best level of training possible.
Individual Person Price: £799
Please call the office on 02380 231 122 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or to book this course.
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