This sailing course will teach you how to perform the important task of captain.
Your theoretical training as an RYA Day Skipper is now put into practice.
Skippering a yacht for the first time is an exciting but satisfying activity for many. The RYA DaySkipper course is designed to teach you how to be ‘in command’ safely and independently.
After all, a skipper does more than just navigate; he is fully responsible for the safety of the yacht and crew. This responsibility includes: taking into account the weather forecast, choosing the right sail plan, engine maintenance, keeping a lookout, safety checks and passage planning.
During the course, the students stay on the yacht together with the instructor. During the course, they will sail to other ports and switch roles between skipper, navigator and crew.
There is a maximum of 4 students on board the yacht, giving everyone sufficient time to learn and perform effectively.
This sailing course is designed for the sailor who already has a first experience of sea sailing. You can - under supervision - skipper a yacht, perform man-over-boarding on engine and moor a yacht in a harbour in simple conditions You can handle the ropes, know the most important knots and terms such as tacking, jibing, jibing, slacking off, tightening and rigging You already have a basic knowledge of (right of way) rules on the water
Necessary previous knowledge
Competent Crew Member or equivalent experience Theory training RYA Day Skipper or equivalent navigation and theory knowledge e.g. Jachtman (B) or TKN (NL)
On these courses, you will learn how to sail, manoeuvre and plan trips, but also what life on a ship is like.
During the course, trips are made, other ports are visited and overnight stays are accommodated in other ports. In consultation with the other course members and the instructor, a plan is made of the ports we will call at and where we will spend the night.
During this five-day sailing course, we will teach you
plan a trip sailing courses under different conditions Calculating currents and depths Man over board exercise soundings anchoring harbour manoeuvres crew handling Use of marine radio, gps and radar Navigation and light recognition at night
The RYA DaySkipper course involves a minimum of 100 miles and 4 hours of night sailing. The students (max. 4) stay on the vessel during the course together with the instructor.
Please have a look at the practical guidelines for this course.
This course programme is offered at a price of 745 euro. Discounts may apply to your enrolment.