Day Skipper Sail: develop your sailing skills for your own adventures
Day Skipper Sail Training Course
The RYA Day Skipper Sail training course helps to prepare you for your own sailing adventures. This time you are in charge! Each Day Skipper sailing course candidate will be tasked with being responsible for the boat, the crew, the navigation and the manoeuvres (having the support of a patient instructor keeping an eye on things!) for sessions during the week. It is a terrific course and great fun to teach.
Why sail with Aigua?
The coastal waters of Mallorca are stunning; white sandy anchorages, majestic mountain ranges, crystal clear waters, and what better way to explore them than by yacht, sailed there by you! You will drop anchor in secluded bays and navigate through islands, hop into harbours and pop into ports as you learn and develop your sailing skills. Later on in the week, when the crew are settled well into the yacht, you will join in with the night sail, preparing pilotage using buoyage and light houses to lead your way home.
We take car of your comfort too… At Aigua Sea School we consider the make-up of the crew, and cabin allocation, to ensure that everyone enjoys the privacy they prefer. Upon successful completion of the course you may be eligible for an International Certificate of Competence (ICC).
Theory Knowledge Needed
If you hope 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 come to the course with navigation theory knowledge to the level of Day Skipper in order to achieve the title. You should also step onboard having already spent at least five days on a sailing yacht.
We have two options for obtaining the Day Skipper theory qualification, either online from the comfort of your own home with SkippersOnline or the COMBO course: two days of theory in the classroom before stepping onboard, finishing with two days of theory after the end of the practical sailing.
The Competent Crew and Day Skipper courses run together as the syllabus for both levels is similar. Without the theory knowledge, or pre-requisite experience at sea, it may be that you achieve the Competent Crew certificate from the course. Please discuss your sailing 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.
*Dates and timings may be subject to change at our discretion. We can arrange the dates to suit your schedule.
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|28 - 01October - November||View Details|
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My wife and I took the Day Skipper Sail course with Nathan. We went in a little nervous but by the end of the week, we learned so much that we felt fully confident in our first upcoming charter. Nathan is a very professional and skilled and patient instructor. The staff was accommodating with very…
Brilliant sailing school I did the Day Skipper course for 5 days and the teacher Hilly was amazing. Learned so much over the 5 days and would love to return to do another course in the future
Excellent experience! The entire organization is professional and helpful. They take the extra steps to make it a great time while learning in an environment that is second to none. Will surely be attending another training here in the near future.
Excellent experience, Aigua does a great job of balancing the line between learning but also enjoying the experience. Nathan is a great instructor!