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 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...

COURSE FULL 14th 15th 16th Aug & 2nd 23rd Aug two weekends at Ipswich £625 Book Now
COURSE FULL 17th Aug to 21st Aug 2020 5 days sailing from Ipswich £625 Book Now
COURSE FULL 29th 30th 31st Aug & 5th 6th Sept 2020 Two weekend £625 Book Now
COURSE FULL 9th to 13th Sept 5 days incorps weekend £625 Book Now
COURSE FULL 16th to 20th Sept 5 days incorps a weekend £625 Book Now
COURSE FULL 3rd 4th Oct & 9th 10th 11th Oct 2020 two £625 Book Now
16th 17th 18th Oct & 24th 25th Oct 2020 two weekend course £625 Book Now
28th - 1st Nov 5 days incorps a weekend £625 Book Now
6th 7th 8th Nov & 14th 15th Nov 2020 two weekends £599 Book Now
20th 21st 22nd Nov & 28th 29th Nov 2020 Two weekends £599 Book Now
4th 5th 6th Dec & 12th 13th Nov 2020 Two weekends £599 Book Now
6th 7th March & 12th 13th 14th March 2021 two weekend course @ Ipswich £599 Book Now
20th 21st March & 26th 27th 28th March Two weekend course at Ipswich £599 Book Now
EASTER 2nd April to 6th April 2021 @ Ipswich £625 Book Now
10th 11th April & 16th 17th 18th April 2021 two weekends @ Ipswich £625 Book Now
21st to 25th April incorps a weekend @ Ipswich £625 Book Now
1st 2nd 3rd May & 8th 9th May 2021 two weekend and BH £625 Book Now
12th to 16th May incorps a weekend £625 Book Now
22nd 23dr may & 29th 30th 31st May two weekend and a BH £625 Book Now

How to book...

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