Day Skipper Sail Practical Course

A course for aspiring skippers with some yachting experience and basic navigation and sailing skills.

We will help you make the transition from crew to skipper!

Skippering a yacht for the first time can be a daunting yet exhilarating experience. The RYA Day Skipper practical course is designed to teach you to “Take Charge” safely and confidently. A skipper does much more than navigate. They are responsible for the complete safety and wellbeing of the yacht and crew. These responsibilities include weather forecasting, victualling, engine maintenance, sail selection and handling, passage planning, watch keeping, navigation and pilotage.

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A course for aspiring skippers with some yachting experience and basic navigation and sailing skills.

We will help you make the transition from crew to skipper!

Skippering a yacht for the first time can be a daunting yet exhilarating experience. The RYA Day Skipper practical course is designed to teach you to “Take Charge” safely and confidently. A skipper does much more than navigate. They are responsible for the complete safety and wellbeing of the yacht and crew. These responsibilities include weather forecasting, victualling, engine maintenance, sail selection and handling, passage planning, watch keeping, navigation and pilotage.

Your extremely experienced and patient instructor will teach you all these skills and you will put them into practice as you skipper the yacht on short passages around the coast.

There is particular emphasis on boat handling for Day Skippers and during the course you will practice mooring under various conditions. Students live aboard for the duration of the course and visit different anchorages to practice pilotage techniques which, like boat handling, is an essential skill for the aspiring day skipper. You will also complete at least 4 night hours sailing to experience night pilotage and identify lights.

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 course prior to your practical course so you can put those skills into practice on the water.

This course will also enable you to apply for the ICC (International Certificate of Competence). This qualification is required by most European countries to validate your competence to own or charter a boat. The ICC, obtained by presenting your RYA Day Skipper certificate, will cover sailing yachts up to 24 metres in length in coastal waters

What´s included!

All of our sailing courses take place on our Bavaria 46 Cruiser Sailing Yacht called “Millie”. She is located in Marina Naviera in the centre of Palmas main paseo maritimo. To see photos of our boat in action please take a look at our facebook page as there are regular course updates on there: https://www.facebook.com/palmaseaschool
Students sleep onboard for the duration of the couse. The boat has 4 double cabins, and a saloon berth. All cabins have fans but the boat is not air conditioned. We provide bedding and towels.
We provide Breakfast, lunch, two evening meals and refreshments. (lunch is typically a sandwich/baguette and dinner is pasta etc).  If you have any dietary requirements please let us know or if you prefer anything else please bring your own.

If you are a group you can book the entire boat privately just for yourselves. Up to 5 students per course. Please enquire for more information.

 

Prices explained
Own cabin 1 person – 1395€
own cabin 2 people sharing – 1990€ (995€ per person)
Saloon berth / shared cabin – 995€

Home berth/marina, anchorages and mooring buoys are included. If the group chooses to stay overnight in another marina this will be at their own cost.

***If you do not see your required dates or cabin requirements in the options displayed on the website, please contact us to check availability

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Course Dates

02 – 06 April Saloon berth/Shared cabin 1 person, 16 – 20 April Own cabin 1 person, 16 – 20 April Shared cabin 2 people, 16 – 20 April Saloon berth 1 person, 30 April – 04 May Own cabin 1 person, 30 April – 04 May Shared cabin 2 people, 30 April – 04 May Saloon berth 1 person, 07 – 11 May Own cabin 1 person, 07 – 11 May Shared cabin 2 people, 07 – 11 May Saloon berth 1 person, 21 – 25 May Own cabin 1 person, 03 – 07 June Own cabin 1 person, 03 – 07 June Saloon berth 1 person, 25 – 29 June Own cabin 1 person, 25 – 29 June Shared cabin 2 people, 25 – 29 June Saloon berth 1 person, 02 – 06 July Own cabin 1 person, 02 – 06 July Shared cabin 2 people, 02 – 06 July Saloon berth 1 person, 09 – 13 July Own cabin 1 person, 09 – 13 July Shared cabin 2 people, 09 – 13 July Saloon berth 1 person, 16 – 20 July Own cabin 1 person, 16 – 20 July Shared cabin 2 people, 16 – 20 July Saloon berth 1 person, 23 – 27 July Own cabin 1 person, 23 – 27 July Shared cabin 2 people, 23 – 27 July Saloon berth 1 person, 30 July – 03 August 2024 Own cabin 1 person, 30 July – 03 August 2024 Shared cabin 2 people, 30 July – 03 August 2024 Saloon berth 1 person, 06 – 10 August Own cabin 1 person, 06 – 10 August Shared cabin 2 people, 06 – 10 August Saloon berth 1 person, 12 – 16 August Own cabin 1 person, 12 – 16 August Shared cabin 2 people, 12 – 16 August Saloon berth 1 person, 20 – 24 August Own cabin 1 person, 20 – 24 August Shared cabin 2 people, 20 – 24 August Saloon berth 1 person, 27 – 31 August Own cabin 1 person, 27 – 31 August Shared cabin 2 people, 27 – 31 August Saloon berth 1 person, 09 – 13 September Own cabin 1 person, 09 – 13 September Shared cabin 2 people, 09- 13 September Saloon berth 1 person, 24 – 28 September Own cabin 1 person, 24 – 28 September Shared cabin 2 people, 24 – 28 September Saloon berth 1 person, 08 – 12 October Own cabin 1 person, 08 – 12 October Shared cabin 2 people, 08 – 12 October Saloon berth 1 person

4 reviews for Day Skipper Sail Practical Course

  1. Piers Jennings & Gerant Edwards

    Excellent, very calm & faultless. From start to finish, courteous, professional, & Vicky were. very helpful too. Thank you.

  2. Ali Nevell

    Loved it.

  3. Ruddy Campbell

    This course taught all that was needed in an enjoyable and interesting way. It was demanding, fun & satisfying. The instructor was excellent, professional and competent and the course first class in every way. Thank you

  4. Sofia & Tom Dinkelspiel

    We had a lovely time & a great instructor in Maggie.

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