Day Skipper Motor Cruising Course

Giving you the confidence to take command and skipper a motor cruiser on day trips.

Motor Cruiser courses

  • Full course price £849.00 (inc VAT)
  • 4 day course
  • Accommodation provided onboard
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks provided
  • Free lifejacket and waterproof hire
  • Free Parking at Port Solent Marina


Course aims: The RYA Day Skipper course will train you to skipper a Motor Cruiser up to 15m in overall length, and take responsibility for the vessel and crew, for daytime inshore coastal passages. The course concentrates primarily on boat handling and pilotage, giving you the confidence to take command.

Course content: The Day Skipper course covers man overboard recovery and other distress situations, anchoring, moorings, berthing under varying conditions, close quarters manoeuvring, and passage planning with particular emphasis on weather and tidal considerations.

Course pre-requisites: Some experience of the sea, as well as a sound working knowledge of tidal navigation to a Day Skipper Theory level, preferably a Day Skipper theory certificate.


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