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.

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

Easter 2019
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...

2nd to 6th October 2019 Incorps a weekend @ Ipswich £585 Book Now
12th 13th Oct & 18th 19th 20th Oct A Two weekend course £599 Book Now
2 x weekend course 26th 27th Oct & 1st 2nd 3rd Nov 2019 £599 Book Now
16th 17th & 22nd 23rd 24th Nov two weekend course at Ipswich £599 Book Now
30th Nov 1st 2nd Dec & 14th 15th Dec 2019 Two weekend course@ Ipswich £549 Book Now
13th 14th 15th March & 21 22nd March 2020 A two weekend course £549 Book Now
27th 28th 29th March & 4th 5th April 2020 Two weekend course @ Ipswich £549 Book Now
10th to 14th April 2020 Easter course two Bank holidays & a weekend £625 Book Now
25th 26th april & 2nd 3rd 4th May 2020 One Bh and two weekends £625 Book Now
16th 17th May & 23rd 24th 25th May Bh and Two weekends £625 Book Now
27th to 31st May 2020 Incorps a weekend @ Ipswich £625 Book Now
5th 6th 7th June & 13th 14th June 2020 Two weekend course @ Ipswich £625 Book Now
13th 14th 15th June & 20th 21st June 2020 two weekends @ Ipswich £625 Book Now

How to book...

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