RYA Day Skipper
Course pre-requisite: Ability to competently crew a yacht, helm a boat on all points of sail and a basic knowledge of navigation. Competent Crew certificate is an advantage but not essential.
Knowledge of Navigation up to Day Skipper Theory is essential and basic sailing skills.
Course duration: 5 days or two weekends. This is a live aboard course.
This sailing course will teach you the skills you need to skipper a sailing yacht within sight of land, as you learn how to manage and direct your sailing crew. This is a practical sailing course at sea, and progresses on from the Competent Crew sailing course and Day Skipper Theory. Just some of the key skills you’ll learn include practical navigation & pilotage, boat handling, seamanship and safety at sea.
After successful completion of the Day Skipper course you will possess the ability and knowledge needed to skipper a sailing yacht on short passages within sight of land. You will be issued with either an Irish Sailing Association or Royal Yachting Association Day Skipper tidal certificate. ICC certification is also available.
This course is run with a max ratio of 5 students to 1 instructor ensuring individual tuition and comfortable living conditions. Our cruising ground is the spectacular West Cork coast from Cork to Roaringwater Bay*. You may spend 4 nights on board and the price is inclusive of all meals on board the sailing yacht and all equipment needed.
*Itinerary is dependant on weather conditions.
5 consecutive days:
- March 30th - 3rd April
- April 27th - 1st May
- May 20th - 24th
- June 10th - 14th
- July 22nd - 26th
- August 12th - 16th
- August 26th 30th
Weekends, one 3 day and one 2 day:
- March 15th - 17th & 23rd / 24th
- April 12th - 14th & 20th / 21st
- May 4th - 6th & 18th / 19th
- June 1st - 3rd & 15th / 16th
- July 19th - 21st & 27th / 28th
- August 3rd - 5th & 17th / 18th
- More courses to be scheduled soon.. watch this space 🙂