RYA Day Skipper Course

Course Duration

5 days (Mon-Fri)

Previous Experience Needed

RYA Day Skipper Theory or knowledge to that level, plus some practical sailing ability to Competent Crew level

Course Location

Berthon Marina, Lymington, SO41 3YL Pontoons C12 & C10

Course Price

£515 inc. VAT (peak season April - early Oct) £450 inc. VAT (off season late Oct - March)

Certificate Gained

RYA Day Skipper Practical Certificate

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Price Includes

  • 5 days practical instruction in the Solent
  • Accommodation aboard our yacht
  • Lifejackets
  • Oil skins
  • Free parking
  • Course certificate
  • RYA Logbook G158


Call us for Further Information

If you have any queries please call us on: 07764 465773


Course Content

  • Preparation for Sea
  • Deck Work
  • Navigation
  • Pilotage
  • Meteorology
  • Rules of the Road (IRPCS)
  • Maintenance and repair work
  • Engines
  • Victualling
  • Emergency situations
  • Yacht handling under power
  • Yacht handling under sail
  • Passage making
  • Night Cruising

Related Courses

RYA Day Skipper Course RYA Day Skipper Course

The RYA Day Skipper Course provides you with the all the basics of learning to skipper a yacht, from yacht handling under sail and power to rules of the road, navigation and dealing with emergency situations.


Courses run Monday to Friday every week.

Course Schedule

Day Skipper Practical courses start at 0900 on and finish at approx 1600 on the last day.

Call us for Further Information

If you have any queries, please call Fiona on: 07764 465 773

or email: hello@seajayssolentsailingschool.co.uk.

The Practical Day Skipper Course is run over 5 days.  

Food cost will cover breakfast and lunch as well as one dinner on board for the evening of the night sail. Other evenings we may eat in a local pub or onboard.



Our Instructors have been with us for a number of seasons and are all very experienced sailors in their own right as well as being highly trained instructors with a wealth of knowledge and talent. Jamie Griffin, our Chief Instructor, has vast experience teaching on the water. Starting in dinghies at a young age and now everything sail and power, he also runs his own video production company. Jon is a Jazz musician and trumpeter. Euan is a professional sailor who as a hobby renovates houses in his spare time…Our instructors have one mutual love and that is being out on the water sharing their knowledge with all who sail with them.

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