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Day Skipper

Day SkipperA course for aspiring skippers with some yachting experience and basic navigation and sailing skills.

Learn to skipper a short passage with the instructor on hand to give advice and encouragement and ensure your safety. Experience being in charge, taking credit when it all  goes well and being responsible when it doesn't.

If it's help with navigation that you need, you should take our Day Skipper shorebased course (see Navigation and seamanship theory).

The Day Skipper course is taken in tidal waters and your certificate will be endorsed accordingly.

Pre-course experience

5 days, 100 miles, 4 night hours on board a sailing yacht

Assumed knowledge

Basic navigation and helmsmanship. It is recommended you attend the Day Skipper shorebased course beforehand

Minimum duration

5 days, 3 weekends or 3 days plus 2 days

Minimum age

16

Course content

Preparation for sea, deck work, navigation, pilotage, meteorology, rules of the road, maintenance and repair work, engines, victualling, emergency situations, yacht handling under power, yacht handling under sail, passage making, night cruising

Ability after course

Able to skipper a yacht on short passages by day and improve your boat control and speed

Price per person

€595 Euros (Book 2 persons have the 3 person on half price, only 299€)

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