The RYA Day Skipper sailing course is for aspiring skippers who have basic navigation and sailing skills.
Learn to sail a short passage with our fantastic RYA instructors close at hand to give advice and encouragement – also ensuring your safety. Experience being in charge as an RYA Day Skipper, taking credit when it all goes well, and being responsible when it doesn’t.
Grenada Bluewater Sailing doesn’t just give you world-class learn to sail courses – you get a fabulous adventure around the pristine islands of Grenada and the Grenadines. Swim with turtles, snorkel on coral reefs, and soak up the culture of the Caribbean.
Over 5 days, our RYA Day Skipper training will guide you through preparation for sea, deck work, navigation, pilotage, and meteorology. Learn the rules of the road, maintenance and repair work, engines, and how to cope in emergency situations. The exciting part comes when you start learning how to handle the yacht, both under sail and under power. Passage making and night cruising are highlights of the RYA Day Skipper course.
If it’s help with maritime navigation that you need, you should take our shore based RYA Day Skipper Theory course, before booking on the practical RYA Day Skipper course.
The RYA Day Skipper course can be taken in tidal or non-tidal waters and your certificate will be endorsed accordingly. Grenada and the Grenadines are classed as tidal waters.
RYA Day Skipper Course Information:
|Pre-course experience||5 days, 100 miles, 4 night hours on board a sailing yacht.|
|Assumed knowledge||Basic navigation and helmsmanship. It is recommended you attend the Day Skipper shorebased course beforehand|
|Minimum duration||5 days|
|Course content||Preparation for sea, deck work, navigation, pilotage, meteorology, rules of the road, maintenance and repair work, engines, victualling, emergency situations, yacht handling under power, yacht handling under sail, passage making, night cruising|