RYA Day Skipper Course

About this course...

RYA Day Skipper Course Practical

We are one of London and Suffolk's leading sea schools. Practical courses are run from Neptune Marina Suffolk, Neptune Quay Ipswich IP4 1QJ Suffolk, just 1 hour from Liverpool Street

We have many students go on to charter at home and abroad. Day skippers and ICC is now required in many countries. It is often the minimum standard required by charter companies to charter a boat abroad.

RYA Day Skipper Practical Course. (see below for dates)

This course is about learning to be a Skipper, like the Competent Crew course it can be carried out over two weekends (one being along weekend) or five consecutive days

Note: We at Hamilton sailing incorp many weekend's into this 5 day course saving on valuable holiday. A small deposit secures your place, so book asap to get the place and date you want

Recommended prerequisites for the Day Skipper practical course are that you are up to the Day skipper theory course standard & you are competent around a yacht.
(Call for advice if your not sure)

You will learn about weather, tides, rules of the road and how to plan and execute a simple passage. Most of all we will help you to develop confidence in taking charge of a yacht. You will live aboard the boat with the instructor & other students/crew. (you will be allocated a cabin on the first day)

Each day will involve a mixture of short passages from port to port and intensive exercises. We will be in harbour or anchorage every night but you should also get a few hours experience of night sailing.There will be opportunities to go ashore during some evenings.

The courses are always great FUN. We use yachts just like the ones you will charter abroad. We know what is of importance to you.

You will receive a comprehensive list of what to bring with you when you book.
All meals are provided aboard. Gore-Tex Oil skin water proofs are available FREE of charge.

Achievement: You will be able to skipper a yacht on short passages in familiar/sheltered waters by day. Charter companies will accept your Day Skipper Course certificate as evidence of competence to charter a yacht in UK sheltered waters or in the Med or Caribbean.

A recent testimonial

Had an amazing weekend learning some great new skills on the Day Skipper course. Both Mark and Owen are amazing instructors, made sure everyone understood their tasks. I would definitely recommend this company if you are thinking about taking any of their courses. Looking forward to our next weekend sailing.... Emi

We found the course excellent from a technical / professional standpoint and lots of fun too, we will definitely be back for more and would like to thank you for having us on Sirius over these past 5 days. Merci... ????

Really enjoyed the course -
Chris was a great instructor - always relaxed and knowledgeable as well as being good company so I think we all learnt a lot from him
The boat was perfect - comfortable and with everything we needed.
Can’t fault the food on board either . . Dickon

Practical courses are run from Neptune Quay
Ipswich IP4 1QJ just 1 hour from Liverpool Street to Ipswich then a 10 min walk. If you're driving then it's about one hour from the M25 on A12 & A14. There is free parking at the Marina

Maximum student:instructor ratio 5:1

Available dates for this course...

COURSE FULL 25th 26th March & 31st March 1st 2nd April 2023 £735 Book Now
COURSE FUL 6th to 10th April 2023 Easter two bank holidays £735 Book Now
COURSE FULL 15th 16th April & 21st 22nd 23rd April A two weekend course £735 Book Now
COURSE FULL 29th 30th April 1st May & 6th 7th May £735 Book Now
COURSE FULL 20th to 24th March 2023 @ Ipswich £735 Book Now
20th 21st May & 27th 28th 29th May 2023 Two weekends and Bank Hoilday £735 Book Now
22nd to 26th May @ Ipswich £735 Book Now
3rd 4th June & 9th 10th 11th June 2023 2 x weekend course @ Ipswich £735 Book Now
12th to 16th June 2023 @ ipswich £735 Book Now
17th 18th June & 23rd 24th 25th June 2023 2 x weekend course @ Ipswich £735 Book Now
26th to 30th June 2023 @ Ipswich £735 Book Now
1st 2nd july & 7th 8th 9th July 2023 2 x weekend course @ Ipswich £735 Book Now
10th to 14th July 2023 @ Ipswich £735 Book Now
24th to 28th July 2023 @ Ipswich £735 Book Now
29th 30th July & 4th 5th 6th Aug 2023 2 x weekend course @ Ipwsich £735 Book Now
7th to 11th Aug 2023 £735 Book Now
19th 20th Aug & 26th 27th 28th Aug inc Bank hol & 2 x weekend @ Ipswich £735 Book Now
11th to 15th Sept @ Ipswich £735 Book Now
16th 17th Sept & 22nd 23rd 24th Sept 2 x weekend course at Ipswich £735 Book Now
30th Sept 1st Oct & 6th 7th 8th Oct 2023 2 x weekend @ Ipswich £735 Book Now
9th to 13th Oct 2023 @ Ipswich £735 Book Now
14th 15th Oct & 20th 21st 22nd Oct 2023 2 x weekend course @ Ipswich £735 Book Now
28th 29th Oct & 3rd 4th 5th Nov 2023 2 x weekend course @ Ipswich £735 Book Now
11th 12th Nov & 17th 18th 19th Nov 2023 2 x weekend course @ Ipswich £735 Book Now
25th 26th Nov & 1st 2nd 3rd Dec 2023 2 x weekend course @ Ipswich £735 Book Now
9th 10th Dec & 15th 16th 17th Dec 2023 2 x Weekend course @ Ipswich £735 Book Now

How to book...

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