RYA Express Day Skipper Practical Sailing Course in Gibraltar
Gain your RYA Day Skipper Theory & Practical certificates in 9 days
We start on Saturday morning learning Day Skipper theory for four days in our shore based classroom beside the marina. On Wednesday morning you will join a training yacht to put everything you have learned into practice whilst completing the five day RYA Day Skipper practical sailing course until Sunday afternoon.
Based in our classroom, this shore based course will give you an understanding of navigation, including the use of nautical charts, symbols and abbreviations, how to plot your position on a chart, the use of waypoints, estimated positions and courses to steer. We also cover meteorology, tidal calculations and pilotage as well as collision regulations.
Under the guidance of an RYA instructor you will have a chance to practice passage planning and pilotage into different ports. One night you will sail after sunset when you will see some of the navigation lights you have been learning about. We teach you the practical side of sailing now, including sail trim, mooring, anchoring and close quarter boat handling.
Upon successful completion of this combined course you will be awarded both RYA Day Skipper Theory and Practical certificates.
Accommodation from Friday evening until the following Sunday at 5pm when the course ends
Breakfasts during the four days of theory
Breakfasts, lunches and three evening meals with wine during the practical course
Loan of quality wet weather gear, lifejacket and harness line
All charts and publications
RYA Day Skipper theory book
A loan of navigational instruments
|2013 - Express Day Skipper - Course Dates and Prices|
|February 16th – 24th (£799)||June 1st – 9th (£849)||October 5th – 13th (£849)|
|March 2nd – 10th (£799)||July 6th – 14th (£849)||November 2nd – 10th (£799)|
|March 29th – April 7th (£849)||August 3rd – 11th (£849)||Nov 30th – Dec 8th (£799)|
|May 4th -12th (£849)||September 7th – 15th (£849)|