Course Details

Required experience

5 days, 100 miles, 4 night hours on board a sailing yacht Navigation to Day Skipper Shorebased and basic sailing ability.

Minimum duration

5 days, 3 weekends or 3 days plus 2 days

Minimum age



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

Certificate issuing criteria

Skipper a small yacht in familiar waters by day.


This course is based on the water

More details

The RYA Day Skipper Theory course will take your navigation and theory knowledge to the standard required for the practical course. If you aren’t sure your sailing is up to speed, a RYA Level 2 Dinghy course is good way to learn or refresh your skills.