Training Courses

The RYA Day Skipper (motor) course.

This 4 day practical course aims to cover pilotage, navigation, seamanship and boat handling skills to a standard needed to skipper a motor cruiser safely by day in waters familiar to the student.

Staying aboard for 3 nights at anchor, in a marina or harbour allows decent passages to be made. Unlike some schools we don’t day sail in the same place for the 4 days. The student should be up to RYA Day Skipper theory level, ideally with 2 days previous experience.

A summary of the syllabus is detailed below:-

  • Preparation for sea
  • Boat handling at sea and in confined spaces
  • Anchoring
  • Berthing and leaving a berth Picking up moorings
  • Navigation, course to steer, estimated positions
  • IALA buoyage
  • Rules of the road-collision regulations (IRPCS)
  • Night cruising experience
  • Emergency situations