RYA Day Skipper Practical

RYA Day Skipper Practical

If you’ve already completed your RYA Day Skipper Theory qualification, it's now time to put the theory into practice - the fun part. Or maybe, it's been a while since you achieved your RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification and you need to refresh your skills?   Where better to complete your 5 day RYA Day Skipper Practical training course than the Gibraltar sunshine! You'll learn all about Mediterranean mooring techniques and custom procedures too.

Gibraltar and the surrounding Mediterranean waters are a perfect sailing playground. If you intend to charter yachts in the UK or Med in the future, it makes sense to spread your wings and choose Jolly Parrot to complete this stage of your training and achieve the coveted RYA International Certificate of Competence which will allow you to charter yachts worldwide!

If you haven't completed the RYA Day Skipper Theory qualification, we’d recommend our popular RYA Day Skipper FastTrack course which combines these theory and practical qualifications with just one week off work. 

Alternatively, you may prefer to do your Day Skipper theory qualification in the comfort of your own home and go at your own pace?  In which case, take a look at our online theory courses.

What‘s covered on this course?

With RYA Day Skipper Theory qualification firmly under your belt, now‘s the time to join a training yacht to put it all into practice.

Under the guidance of our RYA instructor, you’ll be taking on all aspects of skippering a yacht – including sail trim, stern-to mooring, pilotage, passage planning, anchoring and safety management on board. As part of the course you’ll have the chance to develop your leadership skills by taking charge of a short passage. But don't worry! Our instructor will remain on hand to give advice and encouragement and ensure your safety.

What experience do I need?

Check you're up to scratch and can do everything on the Competent Crew Syllabus and have the Day Skipper Theory knowledge, then you'll know you're ready for this Day Skipper training course. 

Have a go at the RYA Theory Quiz and see how you get on! 

What's included?

  • Accommodation onboard throughout the course
  • Breakfast, lunch, refreshments and two evening meals
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Bedding and towels
  • Safety equipment
  • Mooring fees
  • All charts and publications

Upon successful completion you’ll be awarded the RYA Day Skipper Practical (tidal) qualification.

The Day Skipper practical qualification also enables you to apply for an International Certificate of Competence (ICC).

Course schedule:

Sunday to Friday: 18:00 on Sunday evening until 16:30 on Friday afternoon.

Tuesday to Sunday: 18:00 on Tuesday evening until 16:30 on Sunday afternoon.

Course cost:

Low Season (1st November - 31st March) from:  £699

High Season (1st April - 31st October) from: £799

Option for own cabin:

To guarantee your own cabin for the duration of your training course, please select available dates below. 

Low Season (1st November - 31st March) from:  £899

High Season (1st April - 31st October) from: £949

Please note: If you choose not to guarantee your own cabin, you may be allocated a saloon berth.  

If you are making a booking for two people and are happy to share a cabin with each other, you do not need to select the own cabin option. 

How to book:

It's easy!  Just select the training course date you want below.  Click on book, confirm that this is the course and date that you want and then complete your details on our secure online booking system.  A 25% deposit is all that's needed, with the balance payable 30 days before your course starts. 

Alternative Day Skipper options:

Novice to Day Skipper

Ideal for beginners. This 14 day training course combines the RYA Competent Crew, RYA Day Skipper Theory and RYA Day Skipper Practical training course. Click here to see our Novice to Day Skipper course.

Day Skipper Fastrack

Ideal for those who have RYA Competent Crew qualification or similar experience. This 9 day training course combines the RYA Day Skipper Theory with the RYA Day Skipper Practical training course. Click here to see our Day Skipper Fastrack course.

What's next?

Being a qualified Day Skipper will allow you to charter yachts all around the world and sail within the charter company's specified range from a safe haven.

Although this is enough for many people, the next step is the RYA Coastal Skipper Practical course. or our bespoke RYA Coastal skipper combined course. The RYA Coastal Skipper qualification will allow you to undertake more difficult/longer passages by day and night, handle the yacht in more demanding conditions and progress along your journey to the prestigious level of RYA Yachtmaster Coastal.

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Have a Question?

If you have any questions please email us or call on +44 7925 784407 or see our Frequently Asked Questions.