The RYA Day Skipper Motor training course is for individuals with some motor boating experience and basic navigation and boat handling skills that want to be able to take charge as skipper over short passages. During the five-day practical course you will be given responsibility at the helm for the crew and navigation, with the instructor on hand at all times to provide advice and encouragement.
This practical course can be supplemented with Day Skipper theory course either side of the practical week with 2 days classroom-based theory in navigation beforehand and afterwards. At the end of a successful course you may also be eligible for an International Certificate of Competence (ICC). RYA Day Skipper for Motor is a practical course for anyone who wants to learn how to take charge of a motor cruiser between 25 and 80ft. By the end of the course, you will be a confident and capable skipper, able to assess situations and make qualified decisions for the benefit of the motor cruiser and its crew. This course can also help you get the best from your modern electronic aids such as GPS and radar, which are now virtually standard equipment on modern motor cruisers.
- From 16 years
- 2 days practical experience on a motor cruiser
- Basic navigation and helmsmanship
- It is recommended that you attend the Day Skipper Shore based Course before taking this practical course
- RYA Day Skipper Handbook – Motor
BRING WITH YOU ON THE DAY
- Waterproof clothing, Sunscreen
- Duration: 4 days (standard) or 8 days (extra), Start and finish time: 09.30 to variable
- Preparation for sea, Boat handling, Navigation, Pilotage, Passage making, Meteorology, Rules of the road, Engines, Emergency situations, Night cruising
- The Day Skipper Motor Practical Certificate is awarded on successful completion of the RYA Day Skipper course
- Along with this course you might also include the one-day VHF/DSC Marine Radio course
- Note that motor training courses taken in the Mediterranean are classified as non-tidal.
- Please contact us with the dates you would like to do this course and we will try to arrange this for you