Day Skipper Motor Combo: Combining the theory and practical aspects to complete the full Day Skipper
Day Skipper Motor Combo Training Course
At Aigua we believe the RYA Day Skipper Motor practical cruising course and navigation theory syllabus is the best in the world at this level, so we have developed an ‘Aigua Special’ and we call it our Day Skipper COMBO.
What is a Day Skipper Motor COMBO?
Our Motor Combo course is run over eight consecutive days: two days of navigation theory training (shorebased, in our classroom) followed by four days of practical motor boat training (onboard) subsequently finishing off with two days of navigation theory training (shorebased), completing the Day Skipper/Watch Leader syllabus.
Why choose the ‘COMBO’?
To succeed and achieve the Day Skipper certificate, the RYA advises that candidates should have navigation theory knowledge to the level of Day Skipper, therefore this course provides that knowledge. The Combo also means putting your new skills into practice straight away and as a result it’s the ideal way to retain the knowledge and build upon your experience.
In order to satisfy the RYA guidelines of theory training time, you will study some of the theory subjects onboard, the ones where you can touch and practice with the equipment, for example the GPS section. We find this a great way to learn the skills of navigation in the classroom and certainly puts your new knowledge into practice.
You can also add the online VHF/DSC Marine Radio course to the programme as an addition. Adding the radio course makes your motor yacht cruising training adventure a nine-day feast of learning and new experiences and, most importantly, a lot of fun!
For professionals working within the yachting industry, both the shorebased theory certificate and practical licence are required to apply for commercial endorsement. A commercially endorsed Day Skipper certificate is required to work on board any commercial craft, subject the MCA’s codes of practice, up to 24m in length, operating in category 5 and 6 waters, to clarify that is up to 20 miles from a nominated departure point in fine weather and daylight.
*Dates and timings may be subject to change at our discretion. We can arrange the dates to suit your schedule.
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Best training in town! Thanks Aigua Sea School for the professional training I got over the past 2 years. You guys guided me from my PB2 to my Day Skipper and finally my Yachtmaster Offshore!! Amazing team, training and instructor.
The course was great. A really good mixture of practical experience and theory. I learnt a lot and I am much more comfortable with maneuvering a larger boat in a confined space. Gavin was very good. Very informative and helpful and also focused on the practicalities not just the theory. Also a very nice guy which…
I enjoyed the Day Skipper Motor course very much. Steve was a very good teacher and explained everything clearly and slowly while being patient.
I am a happy boater with what I did learn in your school now with my own 34 Faireline Targa.