Combined RYA Day Skipper Theory & Practical
Gain your RYA Day Skipper Theory & Practical certificates in 9 days
All RYA offshore sailing courses are run through Allabroad, Gibraltar; Menorca Cruising, Menorca; Skola Yachting, Croatia; Atlantic Sailing, Lanzarote.
The RYA Day Skipper theory and practical course run over 9 days is ideal for those with limited time who are looking for a convenient way to achieve both qualifications in one intensive Fast track Day Skipper course.
Many students find that completing the practical session straight after the theory really helps reinforce the learning process.
We offer a flexible approach to the itinerary of this course and the mix of theory and practical study to take individual learning requirements into consideration
On this course you will gain a thorough introduction to navigation and seamanship theory. You will cover subjects such as nautical terms, safety, chartwork, tides and tidal streams, meteorology, passage planning, pilotage and international regulations for preventing collisions at sea. On the practical side, you will learn basic skippering techniques and boat handling skills in a variety of mooring situations. Under the guidance of your instructor, you will be put in charge on short passages and cover subjects such as deck work, sail trim, ropework, emergency situations and man overboard drill.
Assessment for the theoretical element of the course is in the form of two short assessment papers. The practical consists of continual assessment by the instructor during the week.
We can provide this course at various locations, including Gibraltar and Menorca.
Price and inclusions dependant on location.
Contact us for further details.
Pre Requisites for the RYA Day Skipper Combined Theory and Practical Course:
- Minimum Age 16
- Competent Crew or
- 5 days on board
- 100 miles logged
- 4 night hours
Frequent RYA Day Skipper Course locations
Our flexible approach of working in conjunction with boat owners & associate sailing schools, means that Howellsail have previously & can deliver cost-effective tailor-made RYA Day Skipper Practical courses anywhere in the world. Please contact us we will be very happy to discuss your needs.
Sail in a warm climate to 2 continents, 3 countries, all in 5 days! A fantastic learning environment with tides, shipping & good winds in an international setting of Gibraltar, Spain & Africa. Learn the customs & immigration procedures for entering foreign ports. Cheap flights available from UK. All courses & charters run in conjunction with Allabroad Yachting, Gibraltar.
A summer destination ideal for holiday charters & RYA practical courses. Richard Howell has been Chief Instructor at Menorca Cruising & has intimate knowledge of the island. Enjoy 5 or 7 day voyages in the sunshine, also an ideal base for extended cruising around the Balearic Islands of Majorca, Ibiza, & Formentera.
Recommended Reading for the RYA Combined Day Skipper Theory & Practical Course
RYA International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea - 2nd Edition
It is therefore a vital aspect of seamanship, as every person taking to the seas must be confident that they will know what to do in these situations.
Outlined within the chapters is information on the conduct of vessels in many different situations. These are clearly laid out, enabling the reader to accurately translate the rules.
£13.59 + £1.50 p&p. (UK) – Also available as an eBook
RYA Navigation Handbook (G6)
£17.99 + £1.50 p&p – also available as an eBook
RYA Navigation Exercises - 2nd Edition (G7)
All vital aspects of seamanship are included, from estimated positions & tide tables to meteorology & maydays. Through full colour illustrations, this book follows the newly revised Yachtmaster® syllabus & includes recent developments in electronic chart plotting & GPS.
£21.49 + £1.50 p&p (UK) – also available as an eBook
Symbols & Abbreviations (5011)
£20.70 + £1.50 p&p (UK) – also available as an eBook
RYA Day Skipper Practical Course Notes (DSPCN)
This book gives guidance on how to take charge of a yacht for a short passage. Includes planning, crew briefing, safety, boat handling, navigation, etc.
£11.99 + £1.50 p&p (UK)
RYA Day Skipper Handbook Sail (G71)
Being a good skipper is not difficult; it requires essential skills, knowledge, experience, patience, good communication and at times a sense of humour! This book is engagingly written and highly illustrated with the aim of equipping you with that essential knowledge and set of skills to help you build up your experience.
£18.49 + £1.50 p&p (UK) – also available as an eBook
Reed's Skippers Handbook
Includes latest maritime regulations & electronic techniques, & provides answers to most of the navigation problems that are likely to arise during a coastal passage.
£7.99 + £1.50 p&p (UK)
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