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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30 October
Sat 30 Oct 2021 - Sun 31 Oct 2021
2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sydney, Australia
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6 November
Sat 06 Nov 2021 - Sun 07 Nov 2021
2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sydney, Australia
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13 November
Sat 13 Nov 2021 - Sun 14 Nov 2021
2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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27 November
Sat 27 Nov 2021 - Sun 28 Nov 2021
2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sydney, Australia
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    4 December
    Sat 04 Dec 2021 - Sun 05 Dec 2021
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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    11 December
    Sat 11 Dec 2021 - Sun 12 Dec 2021
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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    8 January
    Sat 08 Jan 2022 - Sun 09 Jan 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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    15 January
    Sat 15 Jan 2022 - Sun 16 Jan 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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    22 January
    Sat 22 Jan 2022 - Sun 23 Jan 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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    29 January
    Sat 29 Jan 2022 - Sun 30 Jan 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
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    5 February
    Sat 05 Feb 2022 - Sun 06 Feb 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
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    12 February
    Sat 12 Feb 2022 - Sun 13 Feb 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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    19 February
    Sat 19 Feb 2022 - Sun 20 Feb 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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    26 February
    Sat 26 Feb 2022 - Sun 27 Feb 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
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    5 March
    Sat 05 Mar 2022 - Sun 06 Mar 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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    12 March
    Sat 12 Mar 2022 - Sun 13 Mar 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
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    19 March
    Sat 19 Mar 2022 - Sun 20 Mar 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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    26 March
    Sat 26 Mar 2022 - Sun 27 Mar 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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    2 April
    Sat 02 Apr 2022 - Sun 03 Apr 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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    9 April
    Sat 09 Apr 2022 - Sun 10 Apr 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
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    16 April
    Sat 16 Apr 2022 - Sun 17 Apr 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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    23 April
    Sat 23 Apr 2022 - Sun 24 Apr 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
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    30 April
    Sat 30 Apr 2022 - Sun 01 May 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
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    7 May
    Sat 07 May 2022 - Sun 08 May 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
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    14 May
    Sat 14 May 2022 - Sun 15 May 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
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    21 May
    Sat 21 May 2022 - Sun 22 May 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
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    28 May
    Sat 28 May 2022 - Sun 29 May 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
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    4 June
    Sat 04 Jun 2022 - Sun 05 Jun 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
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    11 June
    Sat 11 Jun 2022 - Sun 12 Jun 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
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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 fellow crew members through the course in a friendly and relaxed manner. You will practice your skills as 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.
  • Logkeeping, 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 to 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

Due to Covid 19 restrictions our RYA practical courses are currently non live-aboard. But please contact us if you would like to stay on board in the marina for your course.

  • 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 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.