Day Skipper Plus

Course content

Club Yachting’s Day Skipper Plus course is designed for those clients who have already gained experienced to the level of the RYA’s Day Skipper Practical Sail course in Tidal waters, and do not yet feel ready to take the RYA’s Coastal Skipper Practical course (or just wish to consolidate the knowledge learnt when they did their Day Skipper).

This is very much a hands-on course - introducing new skills which you will develop further if you go on to take the Coastal Skipper course. It is also an ideal course for those clients who already have their Day Skipper Practical Sail in Non-Tidal waters (like Greece or Turkey) as there will be time during the course to teach the tidal skills required for Day Skipper Practical.

You will be spending the complete week on board the yacht visiting the beautiful areas of the Canaries away from the beaten track.

Pre-course experience

10 days, 200 miles, 8 night hours on board a sailing yacht.

Assumed knowledge

Boat handling to the standard of the Day Skipper Practical sail cruising course. It is recommended that you attend the Day Skipper shorebased and also the Day Skipper Practical course before taking this course.

Ability after course

Can confidently skipper a small yacht in familiar waters by day.

Suggested reading

Day Skipper for Sail and Power by Alison Noice

Day Skipper for Sail and Power by Alison Noice

Day Skipper for Sail and Power is a major reference book for anyone following the RYA Day Skipper course. Right up to date with new developments and covering all the theory and practical aspects of the RYA Day Skipper Certificate with full colour photography and helpful diagrams, it is also a clear and simple introduction to pilotage, navigation and general boatwork for anyone intending to make coastal passages in a small boat.

With its refreshingly practical approach and by the same author as the highly successful Yachtmaster for Sail and Power, no one intending to follow an RYA Day Skipper course whether for sail or power can afford to be without this lively, helpful guide to complement the course and assist with exam preparation. An accompanying Day Skipper Exercises for Sail and Power is available.

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Exercises for the Day Skipper for Sail & Power by Alison Noice

Exercises for the Day Skipper for Sail & Power by Alison Noice

This companion to Day Skipper for Sail and Power by the same author contains practice question and test papers with fully explained answers on all parts of the Day Skipper course - whether sail or power: chartwork tides pilotage and passage planning seamanship anchorwork ropework rules of the road A free practice chart is included, as well as extracts from tide tables, tidal curves, almanacs and pilotage notes so that students can complete the questions without the need for any other material. It is an ideal exam revision guide and invaluable practice for anyone wanting to brush up on their practical navigation skills.

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How much does it cost?

Sailing 12m / 40' class
(i.e. Sun Odyssey 39i)
Forepeak Supplement: N/A, max. 4 students
Single occupancy supplement per cabin: 60€
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Sailing on our large 15m yachts
(Benneteau 50)
Single occupancy supplement per cabin: 80€
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Why not get a group of friends together; or bring your family?

We can take up to 5 sailors for an RYA course if you come as a group or family:

Complete yacht just for you
Private tuition on your own 12m sail boat - great for a group of friends or a family holiday!

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