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... ????
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 16th - 20th June 2021 Incorps a weekend||£625||Book Now|
|COURSE FULL 21st -25th June||£625||Book Now|
|COURSE FULL 7th - 11th July 2021 Incorps a weekend @ Ipswich||£625||Book Now|
|COURSE FULL 12th to 16th July 2021 @ Ipswich||£625||Book Now|
|COURSE FULL 17th 18th July & 23rd 24th 25th July||£625||Book Now|
|COURSE FULL 26th July to 30th Jul||£625||Book Now|
|COURSE FULL 31st July 1st Aug & 6th 7th 8th Aug two weekends||£625||Book Now|
|COURSE FULL 11th - 15th Aug Incorps a weekend||£625||Book Now|
|COURSE FULL21st 22nd Aug & 28th 29th 30th Aug 2021||£625||Book Now|
|3rd 4th 5th Sept & 11th 12th Sept Two weekend course @ Ipswich||£625||Book Now|
|18th 18th Sept & 24th 25th 26th Sept two weekend course (one place left!)||£625||Book Now|
|23rd 24th Oct & 29th 30th 31st Oct 2021 Two weekends @ Ipswich||£625||Book Now|
|6th to 10th Oct @ Ipswich Incorps a weekend||£625||Book Now|
|6th 7th Nov & 12th 13th 14th Nov Two weekends at Ipswich||£625||Book Now|
|17th to 21st Nov 2021 incorps a weekend @ Ipswich||£625||Book Now|
|27th 28th Nov & 3rd 4th 5th Dec 2021 Two weekends course @ Ipswich||£625||Book Now|
|11th 12th Dec & 17th 18th 19th Dec two weekends @ Ipswich||£625||Book Now|
How to book...
- If you're ready to book now, just select one of the dates above to go to the booking form.
- If you just want more information, click here to contact us,
or phone us for a no obligation chat on 07990 777 129.
- Request a call-back, and we'll contact you to arrange the booking.