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RYA Day Skipper (Coastal / Tidal) Sailing Course in Scotland Course Information


The RYA Day Skipper 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 1830hrs 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 of Five 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.


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Booking in advance with the £99pp Deposit is advised to ensure that you get the dates you want.


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RYA Day Skipper (Coastal / Tidal) Sailing Course in Scotland Course Content Information


1. Prep for Sea 6. Rules of the Road 10. Marina Berthing
2. Deck Work 7. Maintenance 11. Sail Handling
3. Navigation 8. Engines 12. Passages
4. Pilotage 9. Victualling 14. Night Cruising
5. Meterology 10. Emergencies  


Challenge Scale: RYA Day Skipper Practical Sailing Course in Scotland is difficulty level 3.


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.


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...the Day Skipper is designed as an enjoyable

sailing week, as well as an internationally-recognised training course - perfect for chartering abroad... 


Availability & Booking for the RYA Day Skipper (Coastal / Tidal) Sailing Course in Scotland Course Content Information


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 1830hrs on Fridays, returning for about 1500hrs on the Sunday - and you don't need to choose consecutive weekends.


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5 Days / Nights Full Board Sun-Fri



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One of the great advantages of a ScotSail® RYA Day Skipper Course or Experience, is that you and your crew can choose where you want to go.


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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!

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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!


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