RYA Day Skipper
A four-day course intended to provide the candidate with sufficient practical experience, navigation, pilotage and safety to safely handle a motor cruiser during daylight and at night.
Time is spent both on the boat and in the classroom planning passages, and students will become completely proficient with navigation. The course includes all aspects of boat handling, passage planning and navigational theory. Short passages are conducted in the early stages and the course culminates with a longer passage and overnight stop in another port. A short night passage and entry into a familiar port are included to give the student some experience of the additional complications encountered at night.
Successful candidates will be issued with the RYA Day Skipper Certificate.
What our clients said:
"The Quality Time Training courses combine an excellent mix of practical boat handling and detailed classroom sessions covering navigation and safety at sea, all of which are delivered in Bob's experienced and friendly interactive style.
"As very inexperienced sailors, our family group attended the basic Powerboat course, The Day Skipper Practical Course, on our own boat, and the VHF course. These gave us considerable confidence to handle our boat and plan and sail inshore and cross channel passages and be able to deal safely with any emergency".
"Excellent training courses!"
Roger Urwin - Rodman 1040
"I'd just like to thank you for successfully taking me through the RYA Day Skipper course. I found your practical and 'real world' approach to the course to be invaluable in furthering my understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of safe boating. Plus it was great fun! I have recommended your operation to several friends since completing the course and will happily continue to do so".
Cliff Gilbert - Professional boatman