The RYA Day Skipper (Coastal/Tidal) Course allows the holder to receive the ICC International Certificate of Competence. so you can Charter Abroad. It is also accepted by many insurance companies if you wish to own a boat, but more importantly gives you the skills and knowledge to take charge of a yacht with family or friends on-board.
The courses are 5 Days & Nights / Full Board (Mon-Fri) with Check-In/ Arrival from 1800hrs on Sundays, at our LargsCentre. Return is for about 1400hrs on the Friday and each night is spent on board in cabins, at a different island / location / marina, in the Firth of Clyde & Islands sailing area. Sailing takes place during the day on a teaching and continual-assessment basis so there is no exam or test. This is designed as an enjoyable cruising week with RYA Training.
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Couples will always get a Private Cabin at no extra cost, and individual females will always have a choice of a completely separate berth, or sharing a separated twin with another female. Different course types can be mixed on-board.
Each yacht is licenced for 8 persons, but on any RYA Course there is a maximum ofFive Persons + 1 RYA Yachtmaster® Instructor, per yacht - with up to 5 yachts departing each week (Sun-Fri), and weekend (Fri-Sun) for the three-weekends option.
RYA Photo-I.D. Licence-Card Certificate
Booking in advance with the £49pp Deposit is advised to ensure that you get the dates you want.
With our Refund Guarantee you can cancel for a full refund or change dates at any time up until 28 days prior, without any penalty.
1. Prep for Sea
6. Rules of the Road
10. Marina Berthing
2. Deck Work
11. Sail Handling
14. Night Cruising
Recommended Pre-Course Experience:
DInghly Level 2 or 100 Miles, 5 Days' Seatime, 4 Night-Hours & Basic Sailing Ability. Knowledge to RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Level is assumed, but the course certificate is not required.
sailing week, as well as an internationally-recognised training course - perfect for chartering abroad...
These 5-Days / Nights courses run every week Sun-Fri from Mid-Feb to Mid-Nov, with up to 5 yachts departing every week and weekend, returning on Fridays for about 1400hrs. There are usually special-offers available for the last remaining spaces on a date.
This course is also run over 3-Weekends. You can choose all 3 weekends in advance, or just pick one or two and leave the rest until later.
Weekends start from 1800hrs on Fridays, returning for about 1500hrs on the Sunday - and you don't need to choose consecutive weekends.
A typical course or experience, be it a week or 3-weekends' sailing, will entail leaving our centre at Largs Yacht Haven and engaging in sailing activities and training during the day, whilst en route to a destination. You will likely cover many tens of miles up to 150 miles per week, and you will also have the opportunity to participate in an exciting 4-hour night sail!
You and your crew will be completely involved in the decisions about where to travel to - and how to get there. This is all part of the course, is vital learning and all part of the fun!
There are plenty of places to visit - Isle of Arran, Kyles and Isle of Bute, Rothesay, Tartbert, Portavadie, Holy Loch, Rhu, Loch Long and Loch Riddon to name just a few - you can't explore it all in just one week!
Experience stunning mountains, castles, whales, dolphins, seals and birdlife - even sail past Royal Navy submarines and other interesting marine traffic too!