RYA Day Skipper Monohull

Includes seamanship, navigation and pilotage skills necessary to skipper a yacht on short a coastal passage or hiring yachts in most sailing holiday destinations.

Start with our Keelboat courses on our J24 yachts and then complete the RYA shore based and practical courses on our larger monohull yachts.

This Program includes the following courses:

  • Keelboat Start Crewing Course
    • $715 4 x 3 hour lessons, a theory and social evening, twilight race
  • Keelboat Start Helming Course – 4 x 3 hour practical lessons
    • $715 4 x 3 hour lessons, a theory and social evening, twilight race
  • Keelboat Start Skippering Course – 2 x 6 hour days
    • $625 2 x 6 hour days
  • RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course – Online theory (8-10 Hours)
    • $355 includes kit – express posted overnight
  • RYA Day Skipper – Shore based theory (45 hours  or 5 days i.of Theory + Exam)
    • Online only $695 includes kit – express posted overnight
    • Classroom sessions (5 days ) $1290 + Textbooks
  • RYA Day Skipper – Practical (5 day, 4 night voyage)
    • $1670 on monohull & includes provisioning on board

Cost $4,775 with Online Theory courses

Cost $5,370 with Classroom Theory


  • Add $95 Australian Sailing AS registration, insurance, logbook, textbook.
  • 5% discount on Program cost for 2 or more persons
  • BONUSPrivate Lessons on our J24 yachts when this program is booked and  paid in advance – Value $780

Practice Sails 

Unlimited and available on a standby basis for 6 weeks on our J24 Yachts.

ICC Assessment

ICC assessment cost is included in the 5 day practical assessment.

On successful completion of the RYA Day Skipper practical, ask about the ICC International Certificate of Competence. During the RYA Day skipper practical course you will be assessed for your theory, sailing and seamanship skills. This is a pass or fail and a pass is the minimum requirement for the ICC.

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A day out on Zora

A glimpse at one of the Theory sessions with Instructor Ian