The Day Skipper course teaches you the skills needed to safely skipper a yacht in waters by day.
Whilst it is a reasonably intense course, there is still time to stop at a different port each night and enjoy the Ionian islands. You will have plenty of time at the helm and without tides to worry about, your learning can really focus on everything else – in particular the boat handling and sail trim.
The Day Skipper course lasts for 5.5 days, including at least one night passage of 4+ hours. The sixth day gives you the opportunity to take the boat without the instructor, as long as you have passed your course. This gives you time with your other crew mates to consolidate all of your newly learned skills in a relaxed environment.
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Join a yacht with other students. We like to teach a maximum of 4 people at a time as we feel it gives each individual that extra attention and time from the instructor and also a comfortable space on board the yacht. The course lasts for 5.5 days with successful Day Skippers having the opportunity to skipper the yacht themselves for the remainder of the week with the group, or alternatively practice with the instructor for that extra confidence.
Charter a yacht for 7 days with partners, friends or family (Suggested Maximum 4 people). Training this way as a familiar small group gives more personalised tuition, more time in charge of the yacht and additional spaces and comfort. Successful Day Skippers will have the opportunity to skipper the yacht themselves with their family and friends and get an idea of what a yacht holiday as a qualified skipper would be like.
7th & 21st April
5th & 12th May
2nd & 9th June
1st, 15th, 22nd September
6th & 13th October
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This course is for individuals or families/groups.
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