Day Skipper (Motor)

The four-day RYA Day Skipper Motor training course teaches pilotage, navigation, seamanship and boat handling to the standard required to skipper a small cruising yacht up to 24 meters safely by day in waters with which the student is familiar.

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What is the RYA Day Skipper Motor course?

The RYA Day Skipper Motor is a 4 day training course teaching essentials such as pilotage, navigation, seamanship and boat handling to the standard required to skipper a small cruising yacht up to 24 meters safely by day in (non tidal) waters with which the student is familiar.

This is very much a hands-on course with little time to teach navigation or other theoretical subjects. It is therefore recommended that you take the Day Skipper Shorebased theory course prior to your practical course so you can put those skills into practice on the water.

Course content

The course includes preparation for sea, deck work, navigation, pilotage, meterology, rules of the road, maintenance and repair work, engines, victualling, passage planning and emergency situation, yacht handling under power

Pre-course experience / requirements

  • 2 days practical experience on a motor cruiser
  • Assumed knowledge:¬†Theory to a level of Day Skipper.

So whats next?

Yachtmaster Coastal Motor

Additional information

Course dates

30 April – 03 May 2024, 22 – 25 May 2024, 25 – 28 June 2024, 02 – 05 July 2024, 09 – 12 July 2024, 16 -19 July 2024, 23 – 26 July 2024, 29 July – 02 August 2024, 06 – 09 August 2024, 13 – 16 August 2024, 20 – 23 August 2024, 27 – 30 August 2024, 10 – 13 September 2024, 24 – 27 September 2024, 08 – 11 October 2024, 22 – 25 October 2024, 05 – 08 November 2024, 19 – 22 November 2024, 03 – 06 December 2024

9 reviews for Day Skipper (Motor)

  1. Franz B.

    Very nice and enjoyable type of teaching.
    I really enjoyed the course. I felt like we really got the most out of the 4 days. Interesting and useful only – no boring stuff!

  2. Chris B.

    Overall, difficult to fault any part of the course!

  3. Arron T.

    Excellent course, I am looking forward to carry on learning on future courses with Palma Sea School.

  4. Luke B.

    Absolutely fantastic instruction.

  5. Frank E.

    The instruction was simply the best!
    Captain o my captain! Fantastic mix between theory and practicals.

  6. Thomas E.

    The instructor was good at explaining always with examples.
    The course was great, good mix or practical and theory. Good foundation for start

  7. Philip E.

    The instructor always remained calm and was good at explaining what you did wrong and how it should have been done.
    Great course to give you an idea of how to handle a boat safely. John was an amazing instructor with infinite amount of experience.

  8. Sheena Johnstone

    Everything was very professional. The experience of the instructor was excellent & this gave a lot of confidence to all of us.

  9. Nicholas Todd

    Very knowledgeable with every aspect very enjoyable.

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