RYA Day Skipper Course

We offer high quality RYA day skipper courses that are tailored to fit your strengths and weaknesses. Train on immaculate sailing yachts or motor boats with experienced instructors and low student ratios.

Our RYA training centre in Hamble, on the Solent (near Portsmouth and Southampton), offers the full range of RYA courses including: RYA day skipper sail practical, RYA day skipper motor practical and the RYA shorebased day skipper theory course (online).

RYA Day Skipper Courses

RYA Day Skipper Sail

This five day practical course is ideal for aspiring skippers who have some yachting experience and basic navigation and sailing skills.

You’ll learn to skipper a short passage with the advice and guidance of an RYA instructor. Experience the high and lows of being the skipper and the responsibility it brings.

Location :  Port Hamble Marina, Hamble, Southampton

Duration :  5 days (You choose the dates – it can be split into 2 blocks)

Student ratio : Shared courses offer a max student to instructor ratio of 3:1. Private tuition offers a 1:1 student to instructor ratio or you can bring family and friends at no extra cost.

Course prerequisites & Age : 16 Years + 5 days yacht sailing experience + day skipper theory.

What’s in the RYA day skipper sail practical course syllabus?

Preparation for sea, deck work, navigation, pilotage, meteorology, rules of the road, maintenance and repair work, engines, victualing, emergency situations, yacht handling under power, yacht handling under sail, passage making, night cruising.

Pricing :  Shared courses cost 60 points or £720 per person for members and £900 for non-members. Contact us for private course rates.

RYA Day Skipper Motor

This four day practical course is ideal for those who are new to boating, or have some basic experience of motor cruising and who now want to skipper their own motor cruiser.

This course offers practice and guidance for safely skippering a motor cruiser in local waters and berthing in marinas or anchoring in secluded spots.

Location :  Port Hamble Marina, Hamble, Southampton

Duration :  4 days (You choose the dates – it can be split into 2 blocks)

Student ratio : Shared courses offer a max student to instructor ratio of 3:1. Private tuition offers a 1:1 student to instructor ratio or you can bring family and friends at no extra cost.

Course prerequisites & Age : 16 Years + 2 days motor boat experience + Day skipper theory.

What’s in the RYA day skipper motor practical course syllabus?

Preparation for sea, boat handling, navigation, pilotage, passage making, meteorology, rules of the road, engines, emergency situations, introduction to night cruising.

Pricing :  Shared courses cost 70 points or £840 per person for members and £1050 for non-members. Contact us for private course rates.

RYA Day Skipper Theory

The RYA day skipper theory course will introduce you to navigating using both a nautical chart and electronic chart plotter.

Learn about coastal navigation, position fixing, plotting a course to steer, using tide-tables and creating a pilotage plan. You’ll practice how to plan ahead for a day sail – including passage planning and meteorology.

Location :  Online

Duration :  Recommended 40 hours

Course Prerequisite & Age : None

What’s in the RYA day skipper theory course syllabus?

The basics of seamanship, the essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage, chartwork, electronic charts, position fixing, plotting a course to steer, weather forecasting and meteorology, tides, collision regulations
construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat, emergency and safety procedures including distress calls,use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts.

RYA Day Skipper Courses on the Solent (Hamble)

Why train with Pure Latitude BOAT CLUB?

Pure Latitude is not just a sailing school. We deliver high quality RYA day skipper courses on our immaculate fleet of club boats – with a focus on bespoke support and development through our training membership plans.

Our RYA day skipper courses are tailored to your goals. Low instructor – student ratios ensure a high quality learning experience focused on your specific strengths and weaknesses. It’s by far the most productive way to learn and you are welcome to bring family and friends at no extra cost.

Our base in Hamble offers immediate access to the Solent – the Mecca of UK sailing. Situated between Southampton and Portsmouth, we are easily accessed by road or rail. The Solent offers a wonderful selection of harbours, bays and historic boating towns. As a training location, it is beautiful and varied but also demanding, with challenging winds, complex tides and busy waterways. RYA day skipper certificates completed in the Solent are held in high regard worldwide – it’s often said if you can sail in the Solent you can sail anywhere.

It’s not just an RYA day skipper course, it’s a journey

WHY TRAIN AS PART OF Pure Latitude BOAT CLUB ?

Learning doesn’t finish at the end of the course. The same could be said for any discipline, but when it comes to boating, experience is everything.

Skippering boats is a continuous journey, not just a destination. The formal RYA syllabus ensures you have the range of knowledge needed at each level, but it’s having a way to practice, test and develop your skills during a regular day on the water that turns knowledge into expertise.

We provide the environment for members to spend whatever time they need skippering, be that on their own, on a 1:1 basis with an instructor or in a small group setting joining one of our popular events. In all cases, they focus on the specific things that matter to them.

We developed our boat share club to make bespoke learning accessible, hassle-free and affordable, with a unique mix of sail and power boat training options.

The on-hand support and mentoring, not just for me but the whole family, has made the biggest difference to our enjoyment of sailing.

 

Mark, member since 2012

Book a visit

Book a visit to view our fleet in Port Hamble marina and discuss how we’d help support your journey as a skipper. To arrange your visit please email ian@purelatitude.com, call the office on 02380 001234 or complete the form below.

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