You gathered sailing experience and knowledge on courses, while sailing with others and reading books. You think it’s time to set sails on your own and you would like to acquire enough skills to take the responsibility of a skipper. Besides that, you would like to get a certificate that’s accepted as a licence valid for renting a boat or even working worldwide. Come for the RYA Day Skipper Practical – Advanced course.
RYA Day Skipper – who should apply?
RYA Day Skipper – Advanced Practical Course is for those who want to bring their existing sailing skills and knowledge to a higher level. For those who would like to handle a sailing yacht on their own. As well as to take all skipper responsibilities and duties. By day, in good weather conditions, in known area, along the coast. Besides that it’s for all that want to learn by internationally accepted program of the British Royal Yacht Association. After the successful completion of the course get awarded an internationally accepted certificate.
RYA Day Skipper – what will you learn?
At RYA Day Skipper – Advanced practical course you will learn about responsibilities of a skipper and effective communication with the crew. The course is very hands on and most of the course you will be in the role of skipper. Besides sailing, you will have to take care about all the other aspects of life aboard. You will handle the food, water, electricity, fuel, engine and sails as well as safety procedures.
After instructors’ explanation and demonstration you will take the helm. You wills ailing out of a berth, docking, anchoring, buoy catching, helming. You’ll learn how to manoeuvre in close quarters as well as in the man overboard situation. You will be responsible for the safety of the crew and the boat as well as for navigation. You’ll need to follow the weather forecast, keeping a good lookout. You will experience a night sail too.
RYA Day Skipper – Certificate after the course
After you successfully finish the course and after positive evaluation of your progress you will get internationally accepted RYA Day Skipper certificate. That confirms that you have successfully covered all parts of the RYA Day Skipper syllabus. You will also get a RYA Logbook as a confirmation of your miles sailed, acquired skills and knowledge.
If you commercially endorse your RYA Day Skipper certificate you can even find an engagement with it internationally, with respect to limitations.
RYA Day Skipper course aim:
To bring already existing sailing knowledge and skills to a higher level and to become capable to skipper a sailing yacht during the day, in good weather conditions, in known area along the coast.
Skills and knowledge after the RYA Day Skipper course:
Experience after the RYA Day Skipper course:
● 5 days aboard a yacht, 150 nautical miles – logged in the RYA Logbook
Certificate after the RYA Day Skipper course:
● RYA Day Skipper, after instructor’s positive evaluation of the progress during the course
Program of the RYA Day Skipper course
Duration: 5 days
Language of the course: English
Arrival and first meeting: Saturday – 18:00*, ACI marina Jezera, Obala Sv. Ivana BB, Jezera
*Please be so kind and let the instructor know if you’re not able to arrive on time
Start of the course: Sunday morning
Theory introduction Sailing
Lunch break Sailing
Docking for the nightEnd of the course: Thursday afternoon
Accommodation: Aboard of a sailing yacht in a double bed cabins (one bed cabins available upon additional payment)
Sailing area: Island of Murter and its’ neighbouring islands and villages, Šibenik archipelago – Prvić, Zlarin, Tijat, Kaprije, Kakan, Žirje. Skradin and National Park Krka as well as National Park Kornati and its’ archipelago.
Sailing plan is subject to change depending on the current weather conditions and the forecast. Safety first!
Conditions/Prerequisites for the RYA Day Skipper course
Pre-course experience: Minimum 5 days aboard of a sailing yacht, 100 NM, 4 hours of night sailing
Attending previous RYA courses is strongly recommended although it isn’t a condition to apply for a course. In order to be able to apply for a course and follow the syllabus your practical skills have to be on the level of successfully completed RYA Competent Crew course. Instructor will test your practical skills first day of the course.
Pre-course assumed knowledge:
Attending RYA Day Skipper theory course is strongly recommended although it isn’t a condition to apply for a course. In order to be able to apply for a course and follow the syllabus your knowledge has to be on the level of successfully completed RYA Day Skipper theory course. Instructor will test your knowledge first day of the course.
Minimum preconditions: Swimming skills and readiness for physical activity
03.08.-08.08.2019 937 EUR
10.08.-15.08.2019 937 EUR
17.08.-22.08.2019 937 EUR
31.08.-05.09.2019 881 EUR
21.09.-26.09.2019 881 EUR
05.10.-10.10.2019 839 EUR
12.10.-17.10.2019 839 EUR
19.10.-24.10.2019 839 EUR
Price of the RYA Day Skipper course includes:
Not included in price of the RYA Day Skipper course:
*The format of the dates is European (DD.MM.YYYY)
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