RYA/MCA Day Skipper Practical

Experience required: RYA Competent Crew Practical & RYA Day Skipper Theory

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

Course Content:

  • Preparation for sea
  • Deck work
  • Navigation
  • Pilotage
  • Meteorology
  • Rules of the road
  • Maintenance and repair work
  • Engines
  • Victualling
  • Emergency situations
  • Yacht handling under power
  • Yacht handling under sail
  • Passage making
  • Night cruising

Course Fees:

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

Course Dates:

  • 21 November 2016
  • 19 December 2016
  • 26 December 2016
  • 02 January 2017
  • 23 January 2017
  • 30 January 2017
  • 27 February 2017
  • 06 March 2017
  • 13 March 2017

Should the above dates not suit you, please contact us so we can try to accommodate you in a more convenient time frame.

Once you have completed your RYA Day Skipper Practical, the next step is RYA Yachtmaster Coastal / Offshore Theory

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Terms and Conditions apply. We reserve the right to change course content, dates and prices.

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