A course for aspiring skippers with some yachting experience and basic
navigation and sailing skills.
Learn to skipper a short passage with the instructor on hand to give advice
and encouragement and ensure your safety. Experience being in charge,
taking credit when it all goes well and being responsible when it doesn’t.
Before this course, if you are not sure that your sailing is up to speed, a good way to learn is on an RYA Level 2 dinghy course. This will teach you to sail around a course and control the boat’s speed.

Pre-course experience
5 days, 100 miles, 4 night hours on board a sailing yacht

Assumed knowledge
Theory to the level of Day Skipper. It is recommended you attend the Day Skipper shorebased course beforehand.

Minimum duration
5 days, 3 weekends or 3 days plus 2 days

Minimum age

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