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Day Skipper - Practical,

A 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.

Sailing Skills. Before this course, if you are not sure that you sailing skills are up to speed, a good way to learn is on an RYA Level 2 dinghy course, or some big boat/yacht sailing with coaching. This will teach you to sail  a course and control the boat's speed using all the bits of string to make the boat work. 

Navigation. If it's help with navigation that you need, you should take our Day Skipper shorebased course, if you can’t fit in the course make sure you learn the material involved from the right level book, there are many out there. The Day Skipper course can be taken in tidal or non-tidal waters and your certificate will be endorsed accordingly. 

It is recommended you attend the Day Skipper shore-based course beforehand.

Minimum duration  5 days,


Minimum age 16

Ability after the course - Take charge & organise the day to day running of the yacht. Also consider a combined Shore-based & Practical course over 9 days we offer this with some additional course time & support.

Tidal endorsement (for non tidal day skippers)

Course content  

Day Skipper Tidal endorsement

We would normally run our Tidal endorsement over a weekend this give the opportunity to do some passage planing and some secondary port calculations and put all that hard work into practice with some sailing around the Solent.