Day Skipper Practical Weekend

Book these two days as a 'stand alone' to brush up your skills or as your first weekend of three if you want the RYA qualification.
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16 July
Sat 16 Jul 2022 - Sun 17 Jul 2022
2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sydney, Australia
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24 September
Sat 24 Sep 2022 - Sun 25 Sep 2022
2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sydney, Australia
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1 October
Sat 01 Oct 2022 - Sun 02 Oct 2022
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Sydney, Australia
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8 October
Sat 08 Oct 2022 - Sun 09 Oct 2022
2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sydney, Australia
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    15 October
    Sat 15 Oct 2022 - Sun 16 Oct 2022
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    22 October
    Sat 22 Oct 2022 - Sun 23 Oct 2022
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    29 October
    Sat 29 Oct 2022 - Sun 30 Oct 2022
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    5 November
    Sat 05 Nov 2022 - Sun 06 Nov 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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    12 November
    Sat 12 Nov 2022 - Sun 13 Nov 2022
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    19 November
    Sat 19 Nov 2022 - Sun 20 Nov 2022
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    26 November
    Sat 26 Nov 2022 - Sun 27 Nov 2022
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    3 December
    Sat 03 Dec 2022 - Sun 04 Dec 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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    10 December
    Sat 10 Dec 2022 - Sun 11 Dec 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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    17 December
    Sat 17 Dec 2022 - Sun 18 Dec 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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    7 January
    Sat 07 Jan 2023 - Sun 08 Jan 2023
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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    14 January
    Sat 14 Jan 2023 - Sun 15 Jan 2023
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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    21 January
    Sat 21 Jan 2023 - Sun 22 Jan 2023
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    28 January
    Sat 28 Jan 2023 - Sun 29 Jan 2023
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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    4 February
    Sat 04 Feb 2023 - Sun 05 Feb 2023
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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    11 February
    Sat 11 Feb 2023 - Sun 12 Feb 2023
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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    18 February
    Sat 18 Feb 2023 - Sun 19 Feb 2023
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    25 February
    Sat 25 Feb 2023 - Sun 26 Feb 2023
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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    4 March
    Sat 04 Mar 2023 - Sun 05 Mar 2023
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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    11 March
    Sat 11 Mar 2023 - Sun 12 Mar 2023
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    18 March
    Sat 18 Mar 2023 - Sun 19 Mar 2023
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    25 March
    Sat 25 Mar 2023 - Sun 26 Mar 2023
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    1 April
    Sat 01 Apr 2023 - Sun 02 Apr 2023
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    8 April
    Sat 08 Apr 2023 - Sun 09 Apr 2023
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
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    15 April
    Sat 15 Apr 2023 - Sun 16 Apr 2023
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
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    22 April
    Sat 22 Apr 2023 - Sun 23 Apr 2023
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
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    29 April
    Sat 29 Apr 2023 - Sun 30 Apr 2023
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
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    6 May
    Sat 06 May 2023 - Sun 07 May 2023
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
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    13 May
    Sat 13 May 2023 - Sun 14 May 2023
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
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    20 May
    Sat 20 May 2023 - Sun 21 May 2023
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
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    27 May
    Sat 27 May 2023 - Sun 28 May 2023
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Description

To gain the RYA Dayskipper qualification you will need to complete three weekends. Or book Day Skipper Practical - 5 days if you prefer. 

Our experienced instructor will guide you and your fellow crew members through the course in a friendly and relaxed manner. You will practice your skills as a skipper making decisions about what to do and briefing the crew accordingly 

By the end of the course, you will have the skills and technical knowledge to skipper a small yacht with confidence.

Course content

Yacht preparation and deck work 

  • Engine checks, sail selection, stowage above and below decks.
  • Understands how to victual a yacht
  • Reef and change sails to suit prevailing conditions 
  • Take charge on deck when mooring alongside, coming to a buoy, anchoring.

Navigation and pilotage

  • Chartwork, taking and plotting visual fixes
  • GPS position fixing, waypoints, routes.
  • Log keeping, working up DR and EP 
  • Tidal heights, tidal streams, course to steer (for leeway and drift). 
  • IALA buoyage, pilotage plans, transits, echo sounder, leading, and clearing lines.   

Meteorology and rules of the road

  • Understand sources of forecast information 
  • Interpret weather forecasts and use a barometer as a forecasting aid 
  • Learn the basics of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 

Engines and maintenance  

  • Learn the properties and uses of common synthetic fibre ropes  
  • Overview of how to change fuel and water filters, pump impeller and bleed the fuel system 

 Emergency situations 

  • Man overboard recovery, distress flares, and liferafts 
  • Radiotelephone distress message 
  • How to secure a tow 
  • Helicopter rescue 

Yacht handling and passage making 

  • Steer and trim sails on all points.
  • Steer to a compass 
  • Plan and make a short coastal passage.  
  • Night pilotage  
  • General duties in connection with the daily routine of the vessel 

Location and sailing conditions

You will sail around Sydney Harbour which provides a fabulous training environment. The sailing conditions are generally excellent. 

The yacht and the instructor 

This course will be run on board one of our comfortable 40-foot yachts by an accredited RYA Yacht Cruising Instructor. 

 

 

What's included

  • Tuition, logbook, pre-course reading.
  • Life jackets and safety harnesses are provided and we can loan you wet weather clothing if required.
  • All vessels have an enclosed bathroom on board.
  • Please bring your own lunch and snacks.
  • We provide tea and coffee and pizza takeaway before the night training exercise. 

Qualifications and experience

  • RYA Dayskipper Practical certificate (once you have completed three weekends)

Before you start

  • You have completed a Competent Crew course or spent at least one week on a sailing yacht and are confident as a crew member under supervision. 
  • You understand the basics of pilotage and are familiar with navigation using paper charts. 
  • If your knowledge of marine safety and navigation is very basic we recommend you consider joining a Day Skipper Shorebased Theory course for a comprehensive introduction or complete Essential Navigation and Seamanship online to cover the basics. 

What next?

  • We recommend anyone operating as a Day Skipper should also hold a First Aid certificate and a Marine Radio Licence
  • Your next Flying Fish course should be RYA Coastal Skipper and RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased Theory.

Testimonials

  • Tim Keith 
    • Day Skipper Weekend
    • Thanks to  Flying Fish instructor Matt, for a great learning experience and friendly flexible approach for us all over the weekend. I really enjoyed his teaching and the way we worked as a crew.
  • Alison Thursby
    • Start Yachting Weeekend
    • “ Our instructor, Chris was fantastic. I now understand the basics of sailing and have recommended the course to many others. I look forward to doing a competent crew course soon ”
  • Jeanette Kim
    • NSW Boat licence
    • “ The instructor was awesome! Made the lessons clear, fun and very informative. They focus on water safety and everything you need, to enjoy your time out on your boat. What are you waiting for? Get a boat licence and enjoy our beautiful harbour! ”