RYA Day Skipper Practical

Sailing with confidence

The RYA Day Skipper Practical course is designed to teach you to take charge safely and confidently. You will live on board for the duration of the course, visiting different harbours and anchorages to practice boat handling techniques. You will complete at least 4 hours night sailing to experience pilotage and identifying lights.
Successful students will be awarded the RYA Day Skipper Practical certificate which is the minimum level required to validate your competence to charter or own a boat and apply to the RYA for an International Certificate of Competence.

COURSE DURATION

Run over  5 days, this course allows plenty of time for relaxing, swimming and enjoying the Turkish coastline and hospitality. 

INSTRUCTOR – STUDENT RATIO

Minimum 2, maximum 4 students to 1 Instructor and boat.

PRIOR EXPERIENCE

Five days aboard, 100 miles logged and 4 night hours. Sailing ability to the level of Competent Crew (Competent Crew certificate is recommended as you will be expected to have a good working knowledge of the Competent Crew syllabus eg: Knots, points of sail, terminology) and completion of the RYA Day Skipper Theory course.

The RYA Day Skipper theory course can be completed either in the classroom or online and further information can be found here: RYA DAY SKIPPER THEORY ONLINE and RYA DAY SKIPPER THEORY CLASSROOM.

IS THERE AN END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT?

No. The Instructor runs through each of the modules of the course ensuring that you understand each as you progress.

COURSE COST

The course costs £795 per person and includes:

  • Accommodation on board
  • Bedding
  • Towels
  • Safety equipment
  • Tuition
  • RYA logbook & Certification

    Not included:

  • Transit Log & Fuel (compulsory) £220 per boat shared between students
  • Food & Drink
  • Travel to/from venue
  • Turkish visa if required
  • Instructors Food & Drink (to be provided at students expense)
HOW DO I BOOK THE COURSE?

Courses are scheduled weekly all year, so if you are keen to consider this course please either give us a call on +90 535 613 8110 to chat through possible dates or email us at tuition@sailinglifeacademy.com or via ‘Booking request’.

WHAT WILL BE COVERED ON THE COURSE?

Your instructor will cover the following topics with you during your time with him/her:

  • Preparation for sea
  • Deckwork
  • Navigation
  • Pilotage
  • Man overboard
  • Meteorology
  • Rules of the road
  • Maintenance and repair work
  • Engines
  • Victualling
  • Emergency situations
  • Yacht handling under power
  • Night cruising
  • Passage plannit

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