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RYA Day Skipper Practical Course


  • Course Aim

    The course aims to teach pilotage, navigation, seamanship and boat handling to the standard required to skipper a motor cruiser safely by day in tidal waters with which the student is familiar.

  • Duration

    A 4 day course including an introduction to night cruising.

  • Prior experience required

    None, although having completed the Day Skipper Theory course is a great advantage.

    Please note that a current Passport size Photograph is required for Certification
  • Minimum Age

    16 years

  • Course Content

    • Preparation for sea
    • Boat handling
    • Navigation
    • Pilotage
    • passage making
    • Meteorolgy
    • Rules of the road
    • Engines
    • Emergency situations
    • Night cruising

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