Our RYA Day Skipper Intensive Course helps students develop and refine their skills to skipper a sailing yacht by day in familiar waters. You will gain the confidence to be responsible for of the crew and the yacht while on short passages, building upon your previous sailing experience. The practical skills will include sailing maneuvers, anchoring, docking, safety procedures and man overboard exercises. There will be a couple of hours of theory class on a daily basis and we will mix up the practical and the theory to take advantage of the weather and your new knowledge. The thrill and experience of night sailing, and really feeling the boat are usually a highlight of the week. We run this residential 9-day course Saturday to the following Sunday during the season at our base in Tuscany, Italy – and you also have the option to extend and take other courses such as VHF Radio, Diesel Engine or First Aid at Sea – or simply join us for a few more days of sailing!
We also offer packages for Online Theory & Practical.
Holders of the RYA Day Skipper Certificate can apply for the ICC (International Certificate of Competence) which is required in many countries to charter a sailboat.