RYA 9 day Day Skipper Practical & Shorebased Combined

Come and join us for a fun and an informative RYA Day Skipper Course starting from our Plymouth based dedicated training facility at Plymouth Yachthaven, Shaw Road, Mountbatten in Plymouth and start your practical from Sutton Harbour on the edge of the historic Barbican quarter.  There are good road links or a short ferry ride across the Cattwater joins our two centres. A separate ferry to Mountbatten is available for students attending the shorebased course from Mayflower marina.

Only using only one week of your holiday allowance.

The 9 day course runs from Saturday to Sunday – 4 days in the classroom and 5 days on the water or some split dates are available.   The basis of our courses is one of student focus. We aim to improve your skills through a process of practical teaching methods, informal and formal assessment, feedback with loads of time for you to practice new skills within a fun, safe and challenging environment under the guidance of your instructor.

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Come and join us for a fun and an informative RYA Day Skipper Course starting from our Plymouth based dedicated training facility at Plymouth Yachthaven, Shaw Road, Mountbatten in Plymouth and start your practical from Sutton Harbour on the edge of the historic Barbican quarter.  There are good road links or a short ferry ride across the Cattwater joins our two centres. A separate ferry to Mountbatten is available for students attending the shorebased course from Mayflower marina.

Only using only one week of your holiday allowance.

The 9 day course runs from Saturday to Sunday – 4 days in the classroom and 5 days on the water or some split dates are available.   The basis of our courses is one of student focus. We aim to improve your skills through a process of practical teaching methods, informal and formal assessment, feedback with loads of time for you to practice new skills within a fun, safe and challenging environment under the guidance of your instructor.

At successful completion of the course you will be awarded the RYA Day Skipper Practical & Shorebased certificates and qualify to apply for the International Certificate of Competence which will enable you to Charter Yachts abroad.

The course price includes: Accommodation on board your yacht during the practical, food on board during the Practical course, the RYA Day Skipper course pack and hire of a Portland Plotter and set of Dividers, RYA Certificates including the new photo ID Day Skipper practical certificate. We give you the the option of staying on board during the shorebased (subject to availability) at £15 per person, alternatively stay at one of Plymouth’s superb B&B establishments.

Our instructors are friendly, experienced and professional and have been sailing with us for a long time.

Students who already have the Day Skipper shorebased certificate should go to the Day Skipper Practical page.

Students wanting to learn at a slower pace may wish to take the RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship course prior to joining.   GO TO E Learning

Booking:  Booking on line or give us a call to discuss your requirements.

Recommended pre-course experience.

Competent Crew option – None, Day Skipper Practical option.   If you would like to learn the art of navigation but do not feel you are ready for the Day Skipper practical then you can join the shorebased part of the Day Skipper and aim for the 5 Day Competent Crew. Please give Wendy a call on 01752 213121 if you are not sure if this is the course format for you.

Course detail

Theory

The basis of our course is student focus with lots of hands on practice navigating and completing
exercises using the charts. Classroom navigation includes position fixing, estimating position, course to steer, and calculating height of tide plus all the essentials of coastal navigation, pilotage, meteorology and electronic navigation.

Practical

Get the chance to put your theory into practice and reinforce what you have already learned in a practical environment under the guidance of your qualified and experienced RYA Instructor. Our planned training itinerary takes in the delights of Plymouth Sound, Tamar, Salcombe and Fowey allowing students to gain strong skills in our challenging environment. Topics include boat handling under power and sail, sail theory, pilotage methods and passage planning, mooring and anchoring skills