RYA Day Skipper

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RYA Day Skipper offers an excellent way to spend time improving your skills and knowledge of all aspects of life at sea whilst skippering a motor cruiser during short day and night time passages. This qualification is highly recommended for anyone who owns or regularly uses a motor cruiser.

In addition to the practical side of motor cruising, RYA Day Skipper helps you get the best from your modern electronic aids such as GPS and radar, and enables you to know what to do in an emergency. With expert guidance from your friendly Urban Truant instructor you will helm a motor cruiser both in close quarters situations and at high speed. You’ll practice your skippering skills, ensuring your crew are safe, happy and able to be a valuable member of your on-board team. Your navigational skills will also be tested as you plan and put into practice short and longer passages, and pilotage of busy rivers, anchorages and marinas.

Armed with your RYA Day Skipper qualification, you will feel more confident taking charge of a motor cruiser and improve your ability to deal with a range of scenarios.

2 days practical experience on a motor cruiser and a sound knowledge of basic navigational theory.
So that you can focus on developing your practical skills, it is recommended that you complete the RYA Day Skipper theory course (either online or in the classroom) before undertaking this course. We recommend you also have your SRC / VHF radio licence.
Instructor Ratio
4:1. Urban Truant is also pleased to offer lower ratios on request for those who would like more time with their instructor.
Duration4 days
  • Preparation for sea
  • High speed manoeuvres
  • Close quarters boat handling
  • Navigation Course 
  • Passage making and pilotage
  • Meteorology
  • Rules of the road
  • Engines
  • Emergency situations
  • Night cruising
Ability after
You will have the knowledge and experience to skipper a motor cruiser safely and confidently with a good understanding of your ability and limitations of your crew and vessel.

What’s Included

When you book a course with Urban Truant we do our best to ensure there are no extra fees – everything you need to complete your course is included:
  • Refreshments and lunch throughout the course
  • All mooring fees
  • All fuel costs
  • Use of Urban Truant’s high quality wet weather gear and safety kit
  • RYA certification for all successful students
At Urban Truant we feel it’s important to provide quality catering and pride ourselves on serving fresh tasty food wherever possible. We are also happy to cater for different dietary requirements upon request.

Course Dates

Below are listed our available dates. If you cannot see dates that you require, please get in touch with us and we may be able to to arrange a more suitable date.

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