RYA Day Skipper Program

New - Catamaran Experience

Suits those preparing to skipper their own cruising catamaran.

Designed to teach you to be the “Skipper” or take charge and combines both theoretical and on- water education. The skipper is responsible for the safety of the yacht and all crew. These responsibilities include weather forecasting, victualling, engine maintenance, sail selection and vessel handling, passage planning, watch keeping, navigation and pilotage. You will be assessed as to your theory, sailing and seamanship skills.

This Program includes the following courses:

  • RYA Competent Crew Course – Practical (5 day, 4 night voyage)
  • RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course – Online theory (8-10 Hours)
  • RYA Day Skipper – Online theory (45 hours of Theory + Exam)
  • RYA Day Skipper – Practical (5 day, 4 night voyage)

With successful completion of these four modules you will have met the minimum requirement for the ICC (International Certificate of Competence) and hence will be able to Skipper/Charter vessels worldwide.

Cost $4,465 per person (all provisions included)

About the Course

The Competent Crew and the Day Skipper practical students course can mix and be conducted on the same boat at the same time. Our very own Service Manager and Qualified Yacht Master, Brett Hodder will be providing you the on-board tuition. Brett has owned several cruising catamarans and cruised extensively through the South Pacific and delivered catamarans from Asia and the Pacific to Australia.

Each course is limited to no more than 5 crew members. The crew will assemble at our Multihull Central marina in Sydney where the catamaran will depart and sail offshore to Pittwater for several days of training and then return with another offshore trip back to Sydney.

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