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The minimum qualification to legally charter a yacht bareboat worldwide

 
Course format

The Day Skipper Course teaches you the skills needed to safely skipper a yacht. Whilst it is a reasonably intense course, there is still time to stop at a different port each night and enjoy the Pontine islands. The course lasts for 6 days, including at least a one-night passage of 3+ hours.

As we are in the Mediterranean, you will get plenty of practice in techniques like ‘Med mooring’ (stern-to mooring) so you will be able to moor safely and competently and look professional when you bring your own boat into the quay.

At the end of the RYA Day Skipper course, you will be confident to skipper a cruising yacht on short passages by day. Students who successfully complete the Day Skipper course are awarded the RYA Day Skipper practical course certificate.

Where

The sailing area is the Archipelago of Pontine islands, Ischia and Capri, around 15 miles offshore from our base which is on the island of Procida.

Duration

6 days, boarding at 0500pm on Saturday – disembark on Friday afternoon

When

Courses start every Saturday from May to October

What you will learn
  • Boat Preparation
  • Boat handling in non-tidal waters to a very high standard
  • Basic pilotage, seamanship & navigation
  • Safety
  • Passage planning
  • Meteorology
What’s Included
  • 6 days sailing
  • Course materials
  • Mooring fees
  • Certification – is you would pass it
  • Fully equipped training yacht
  • Fuel

For details of what you should bring please refer to the FAQ’s section.

Prerequisites to the course 
  • Knowledge of navigation to the level of the RYA Day Skipper Theory
  • 5 days sea time including 100 miles and 4 night hours. This is commonly achieved by doing a Competent Crew course

There are two options with training courses: a private course (you hire your own yacht and have your own dedicated instructor) or the more traditional course structure of mixed individuals course. We are more than happy to teach different courses (Competent Crew & Day Skipper) on the same yacht if you have a crew of mixed experience.

Course Fee Individual

Join a yacht with other students. We like to teach a maximum of 5 people at a time as we feel it gives each individual that extra attention and time from the instructor and also a comfortable space onboard the yacht. 

980 Euro p.p., 15% off for booking until 30th of April 2021, to get the discount, please apply the following discount code to your booking – Off2380 

 

Course Fee Private 

Charter a yacht for 6 days with partners, friends or family (Suggested Maximum 4 people). Training this way as a familiar small group gives more personalised tuition 

3950 Euro, 15% off for booking until 30th of April 2021