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Course provided by Pacific Sailing School
Located at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia.
Student Instructor ratio: 1 to 5
Course Duration: 10 days
Course certificate and materials included

RYA Syllabus

RYA Day Skipper – Combined Theory & Practical

Course Duration

  • Over 10 days you will complete 5 days shore based theory and 5 days practical
  • Shore based Theory: 5 days in the classroom from 8.30am to 5pm
  • 5 Day Practical

Recommended Previous Experience:

  • Keelboat Start Crewing
  • Keelboat Start Helming
  • Keelboat Start Skipper
  • or have at least 2 years sailing own small yacht

Assumed knowledge:

  • Essential Navigation and Seamanship.

Ability after course:

  • Skipper a small yacht on familiar waters by day.

Course Overview:

  • Pilotage, boat handling, Seamanship and Navigation

It is important to complete the theory before the practical to achieve a successful outcome in the learning process.

Included

RYA Day Skipper Pack

  • Navigation book
  • Exercises and questions and answers
  • Training charts 5 & 6
  • Certificate
  • 2b pencil, rubber, sharpener
  • All meals on board
  • Accommodation (On board)
  • Mooring Fees & Fuel

Not Included

Textbooks Day Skipper

  • Navigation Handbook $45
  • Weather Handbook Southern hemisphere $40
  • Training Almanac Southern Hemisphere $18 (Same as ENS if completed)
  • Collision & Regulations $25
  • Plotter & Dividers $50
  • Courier Charge to PSS $20

Textbooks for Coastal Skipper & Yacht Master

  • Manual of Seamanship $50
  • Stability & Bouyancy $15