RYA DAY SKIPPER PRACTICAL COURSE
Take charge on short passages under instruction, with help and advice from your instructor.
This course can also help you get the best from your modern electronic aids such as GPS and radar, which are now virtually standard equipment on modern motor cruisers.
Before attending the course you should be able to navigate and are well advised to attend the RYA Day Skipper shorebased course to brush up on your skills.
The course can be taken in tidal or non-tidal waters and your certificate will be endorsed accordingly.
Pre Course Experience: 2 Days practical experience on a motor cruiser
Assumed Knowledge: Basic navigation and helmsmanship. It is recommended that you attend the Day Skipper Shorebased Course before taking this practical course
Minimum Duration: 4 Days
Minimum Age: 16
Course Content: Preparation for sea, boat handling, navigation, pilotage, passage making, meteorology, rules of the road, engines, emergency situations, night cruising
Ability after the course: Able to skipper a motor cruiser in familiar waters by day
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