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The theoretical aspects of pilotage, boat handling, seamanship and navigation, rules of the road and meteorology to RYA Day Skipper Theory standard.

Notes: This course teaches you navigation and other theoretical subjects which are required before taking the RYA Day Skipper Practical course.

This course is residential and accommodation is provided throughout the week.

Pre-course experience

Buy RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Notes at the RYA Shop

Buy RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Notes at the RYA Shop

None.

Assumed knowledge

Basic navigation and practical sailing ability ideally to Competent Crew level.

Ability after course

The theoretical knowledge to skipper a small yacht by day in familiar waters after completing the practical course.


Instructors
All our courses are run by one of our experienced instructors.

Suggested itinerary

On the Friday evening you join your Instructor for a welcome drink.
During the 6 days you will be spending your time in our purpose built air conditioned classroom a short walk from the marina.  During the Day Skipper Theory week the following are included:

  1. Tuition and course books;
  2. Accommodation;
  3. Breakfast and lunch
  4. If the theory course goes well then you will get the opportunity for a days sailing during the week to help blow away the cobwebs and consolidate the theory.

On the evening of Thursday we have our end of course drinks in our classroom, with the certificate presentation.  A great chance to chat over the highlights of the week – and commiserate with the losers of the race!

Note 1: The days sailing is subject the availability, and completing the theory course.

Note 2: Because of our location you have the advantage that you normally arrive in our marina within 15 minutes of collecting your bags;

As usual with Club Yachting the following is included:

  • All our clients get their own cabin – no need to share;
  • A client instructor ratio of 4:1;
  • The theory course takes place in our purpose built air conditioned classroom just a couple of minutes walk from the marina, and includes all the theory books you will need;
  • Tuition from an experienced Instructor – we do not use instructors who have just qualified;
  • 6 full days of tuition, and 7 nights accommodation – we understand that you are on holiday and give you time to relax as well as learn;
  • Freshly laundered sheets, duvets and towels – no sleeping bags with liners or any need to bring your own;
  • Breakfast and lunch are included throughout the week, as are tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits.
  • All the charts, theory books and a notebook are included as is the use of pens, pencils and plotter and dividers – no hidden extras.

Notes: We do not include flights, travel insurance or evening meals ashore.


Must bring your own:

Sun protection – Sun glasses, sun hat and non oily sun cream (without carotene) are a definite must!

Music / DVD – there is a CD on the boat (and a DVD player on Club Class boats), so please bring with you a CD / DVD or 2.

Mobile phone charging – There is a 12v “cigarette” style socket on board the yacht which is live even when sailing, and a 240v socket (Spanish type) for when connected to shore power.

Medication – If you are taking any medication please advise your Instructor on commencement of the course.

Health care – Health care in the Canary Islands is good, but it is a good idea to collect the EHIC form from your local post office or online at www.ehic.org.uk.

Notes: All bedding, bed linen (sheet, duvet cover and pillow) and two towels per person are provided.  Please make sure that you let us know if you suffer from allergies as we provide feather pillows as standard.


Recommended clothes

The climate in the Canaries is temperate.  You are recommended to bring with you shorts and t-shirts, a jumper/cardigan, long jeans/trousers and jumper for the odd cooler evening in the winter months, shoes with non-marking bottoms for use on the boat, swimwear and something for dinners ashore.  As the boat has limited storage space a sailing bag / holdall is the most suitable luggage.


Where will I stay?

Accommodation throughout the course is included – which may be on one of our yachts or in an apartment close by.

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