RYA/MCA Day Skipper Practical

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

During this course, you’ll be able to apply the theory learned in the Day Skipper Theory course. You’ll get the chance to put your navigational knowledge to the test onboard a yacht for five days and practice a number of safety procedures, mooring, coming alongside and maneuvering in tight spots as the yacht passes through the waters of the Western Coast. Upon successful completion, you will be certified to act as a master of a small cruising yacht, up to 24m or 200gt, safely by day in tidal waters.

What you’ll learn:

  • 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

 Duration: 5 days

Total course fee: R8 100

Fees include:

  • RYA theory packs and certificates.
  • Your personal RYA logbook.
  • Food, accommodation and use of wet weather gear during the practical live-aboard week on the yacht.

Contact us now for course dates and availability. 


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

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