Day Skipper Skills

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Day Skipper Skills

Everyone has an area of their sailing that could do with some extra practice.

This course is ideal for anyone planning to charter our yachts or hasn’t sailed for a while or would like to refresh their knowledge and brush up on some skills.

During the Day Skipper Skills Course you will spend the two days onboard covering all parts of the RYA Day Skipper course, so is great for newly qualified skippers and well as those who haven’t sailed for a while.

The price includes the yacht and instructor but not food, fuel or mooring fees which are shared with the crew.

A highly recommended course

Course Syllabus

The revision of:

• The basics of seamanship
• The essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage
• Chartwork
• Electronic charts
• Position fixing
• Plotting a course to steer
• Weather forecasting and meteorology
• Tides
• Collision regulations
• Construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat
• Emergency and safety procedures including distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts

For details on what you should bring, please refer to the FAQ section.

Support Courses

SRC / VHF Radio
RYA Diesel Engine
RYA First Aid
RYA Sea Survival

Course Duration: 2 Days

The course starts at 5pm on the evening before the date shown and ends at 4pm on the last date

Previous Experience Required: Day Skipper Practical or similar.

Ability After Course: More confident Skipper

Cost: £145

Number of members: 1 – 4



Booking system to follow [w/c 16/04/18]

Medical and Dietary Declaration

Having a medical condition need not necessarily prevent you from taking a full part in the course but the Club Principal must be aware of any potential problems.

If you are in any doubt about your fitness to take part in a course, speak to us on the clubline prior to your course.

By completing the course booking form you make the following declarations and undertakings:-
I hereby declare that I have recorded below details of any medical condition which may affect my fitness to participate in the course and in particular I have included details where I suffer from asthma/bronchitis, angina or heart condition, fits, fainting or blackouts, severe headaches, diabetes, travel sickness, allergies to medication or other allergies.

I undertake to inform the Metropolitan Police Sailing Club Ltd and the course instructor of any relevant medical condition which may become apparent between now and the start of the course, and of any medication I am taking.

I have included below details of any dietary requirements and any allergies, including allergies to food and medication.