RYA/MCA Day Skipper Practical
The RYA/MCA Day Skipper Practical course puts the knowledge learnt during your RYA Competent Crew and RYA Day Skipper Theory Courses into practice.
This 5 day live-aboard week covers yacht handling under sail and power, practical navigation and general seamanship.
The course runs from Monday to Friday and takes place on one of the yachts sailing from either Yachtport, Saldanha Bay or from Royal Cape Yacht Club, Cape Town.
During the RYA/ MCA Day Skipper Practical Course you will have a chance to practice Man over Board, picking up a mooring, coming alongside and manoeuvring in confined marinas. Our RYA qualified Instructors will ensure that you are up to the standard required to skipper a small cruising yacht, less than 24m or 79ft and less than 200gt, safely by day in tidal waters.
The yachts moor in a different location each night, either on different types of moorings or at anchor. Students will go ashore at least once a day at one of the local yacht clubs: Yachtport SA, Langebaan Yacht Club, Saldanha Bay Yacht Club or Royal Cape Yacht Club.
You will receive an RYA Day Skipper Practical Course Completion Certificate on successful completion of the course
- Preparation for sea
- Deck work
- Rules of the road
- Maintenance and repair work
- Emergency situations
- Yacht handling under power
- Yacht handling under sail
- Passage making
- Night cruising
The 5 day Day Skipper Practical Course Fee is:
R 8 100 - Total Course Fees incl VAT (Payable to Yachtmaster Sailing School)
Included in the Course fees is:
- All your training and Certificate as listed above
- Your Personal RYA Logbook
- Use of RYA Reference Books and navigation equipment.
- Exercise books for notes and sketches
- During the 1 Practical Live-aboard Week on the Yachts, your Food, Accommodation & use of Wet Weather Gear is included
- RYA / MCA Course Completion Certificate
Recommended Additional 1 day Courses:
- R 1 650 - RYA SRC Radio Course + £ 60 GBP RYA Fees for SRC Radio Certificate - RYA fees are paid Directly to the RYA in the UK via Credit Card (if you would like your RYA Radio Cert)
- R 1 650 - RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance
- R 1 650 - RYA Radar
25 April 2016
09 May 2016
16 May 2016
23 May 2016
13 June 2016
20 June 2016
18 July 2016
25 July 2016
22 August 2016
29 August 2016
26 September 2016
03 October 2016
31 October 2016
07 November 2016
05 December 2016
12 December 2016
19 December 2016
Should the above dates not suit you, please contact us so we can try to accommodate you in a more convenient time frame.
Terms and Conditions apply. We reserve the right to change course content, dates and prices.