RYA Day Skipper – Practical – Solent Yacht Services

RYA Day Skipper – Practical


A course for aspiring skippers with some yachting experience and basic navigation skills. Learn to skipper a short passage with the instructor on hand to give advice and encouragement and ensure your safety. Experience being in charge, taking credit when it all goes well and being responsible when it doesn’t.

Before this course, if you are not sure that you navigation is up to speed why not book on to one of our RYA theory courses. or one of our online navigation courses.


  • RYA Competent Crew 
  • 5 Days Practical Training 
  • Some expereance necessary 
  • RYA Instructor 
  • Free use of wet weather gear 
  •  Discover the Solent from a new viewpoint
  • Visit many of the ports around the solent 
  • All yachts MCA coded for your safety 
  • Morden fleet of yachts 
  • RYA recognised training school
  • All morning fees included 
  • All food eaten onboard
You will meet your crew and instructor for the 5-day practical course at 7pm on the Sunday evening before the course starts on Monday morning. The first evening is relaxed, and a chance to get to know each other over a crew meal ashore. The next morning you will prepare to set sail and you will spend the next 5 days exploring the Solent and South Coast. The route you take and the ports you visit will be weather dependent – and part of the course will cover appropriate route planning.
You will return about 3.30pm on the final Friday.
Pre-course experience 5 days, 100 miles, 4 night hours on board a sailing yacht, also Theory to the level of Day Skipper. It is recommended you attend the Day Skipper shorebased course beforehand.
By the end of the course you will have experienced in Preparation for sea, deck work, navigation, pilotage, meteorology, rules of the road, maintenance and repair work, engines, victualling, emergency situations, yacht handling under power, yacht handling under sail, passage making, night cruising.
Unless otherwise agreed we will meet the the at 1900 on the evening before at 
East Cowes marina 

Britannia Way 
East Cowes 
Isle of Wight 
PO32 6UB
United Kingdom

By prior arraignment we can also meet at Southampton Town Quay and also Portsmouth Harbour 

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