Day Skipper Motor: the speed and style of motor cruising
Day Skipper Motor Training Course
This is a great fun, and intensive, four-day practical course providing you with the skills you require to skipper a motor cruiser on short passages, by day and in familiar waters. The course syllabus includes pilotage, boat handling, seamanship and navigation. You will also experience the challenge of night hours training to navigate in the dark. The Day Skipper Motor course is not a residential one, meaning the yacht will return to its home berth at the end of each training day.
There are some wonderful training areas within Palma Bay and around the south west coast of Mallorca. You will cruise to the pretty anchorage of Portals Vells and view the Phoenician caves from 4000BC, navigate around the tricky little Isle de Sech, anchor in the clear waters of the Costa de la Calvia, train with mooring buoys in the marine nature reserve as well as being challenged by navigation into, and berthing practice within, the bustling Palma harbour.
If you aim to achieve the Day Skipper certificate at the end of the course it is important that you are aware of the pre-requisite experience as stated by the RYA. The guidelines state that you should arrive to the course with navigation theory knowledge to the level of Day Skipper in order to achieve the title. This is why we present the option of the COMBO course or online course…
Day Skipper Motor Combo: two days of theory before stepping onboard, finishing with two days of the theory at the end of the practical training.
Day Skipper Theory Online: fantastic online course provided by Skippers Online, learn in your own time from the comfort of your own home with 14 lessons and a guaranteed pass.
You should also step onboard having at least two days practical experience on a motor cruiser.
Without the theory knowledge, or pre-requisite experience at sea, it may jeopardise the award of the Day Skipper certificate. Please discuss your experience, and navigation theory knowledge, with us prior to booking the course. We aim to ensure you are entirely happy about your expectations prior to stepping onboard.
Following successful completion of the course you will be competent to skipper a motor cruiser in familiar waters by day. This practical course is ideal for recreational boaters to enjoy the freedom of chartering and/or owning their own motor cruisers, and also for professional mariners who are exploring the options of working on motor yachts.
For Professional Mariners:
The training provides an excellent start to Yachtmaster preparation and the licence can be commercially endorsed. You must hold the Day Skipper shorebased theory certificate to enable you to apply for a commercial endorsement. With a commercially endorsed Day Skipper certificate, you can work on commercial vessels up to 24m in length, subject to the MCA’s codes of practice, operating in category 5 and category 6 waters.
*Dates and timings may be subject to change at our discretion. We can arrange the dates to suit your schedule.
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Aigua were so helpful to me, squeezing me onto the course less than 2 weeks before the start date (after a previous school cancelled on me). This certainly didn’t feel like a downgrade as there training were very high quality and my instructor (Nathan) talked everything through calmly and thoroughly. By the end of the…
I’ve just finished a Day Skipper course with Aigua. They are all very welcoming, professional and client focused. I highly recommend this company and Patrick as a trainer. I will definitely join another course next year
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…