RYA VHF / SRCAugust 13, 2020
RYA / MCA Yachtmaster Coastal Theory & PreparationAugust 13, 2020
This combination of theory and practical courses is aiming to train beginners in order to be able to skipper a yacht safely with confidence in familiar waters by day.
The duration of the theory course is 5 days ( 09.00 to 17.00 ) and it will be held at our Lygia classroom in Lefkada, followed by a 6 days practical course sailing around the Ionian islands.
It is the perfect way for those who want to combine training with holidays in a place like the Ionian.
During your theory course daily you will have time to explore the island of Lefkada and during your practical course you will have the chance to visit at least 6 different destinations of the Ionian.
Our classroom is fully equipped with all the necessary course materials and essential parts and equipment of a yacht where you will be able to familiariaze yourself with the safety and emergency equipment of a yacht.
|Price for individuals *
( theory + practical )
Plus 25% for single cabin use
|Price for private tuition **
- INDIVIDUALS Join our tuition yacht together with other students and learn how to sail in the Ionian combing training with holidays. You will share the yacht with maximum another 4 students plus the instructor . Provisions for breakfast and lunch as well all the expenses of the yacht are included in the price. Accomodation may be shared and sallon berths may be used.
- PRIVATE TUITION For small groups of friends and families who want to learn how to sail together the option of a private tuition is ideal as you won’t share the yacht with someone else except your instructor. Charter a coded vessel from our fleet considering a cabin for your instructor and combine training with holidays. ( fuel, provisions, the cost of the instructor’s meals and mooring fees are not incuded in the price )
The courses in detail and Pre-requisites in order to participate
RYA Day Skipper theory Course ( classroom )
The Day Skipper therory course is a shore based course. This course will equip you with essential knowledge in order to prepare your self for the Day Skipper practical course. This course includes lots of navigation, meteorology, collision regulations and safety procedures.
Our enthousiastic instructors will guide and coach you in order to gain the necessary experience on chartwork and navigation.
Our classroom is fully equipped with all the necessary course materials and essential parts and equipment of a yacht where you will be able to familiarize your self with the safety and communication equipment of a yacht.
RYA DAY Skipper Practical
The RYA Day Skipper practical course is ideal for those who want to imrove their skills, expand their knowledge and gain experience in order to be able to skipper a yacht safely with confidence in familiar waters by day. At the end of this course you will be able to skipper a yacht in short passages. This course is more intense than the Competent Crew course as we will go deeper on all of the aspects of the Day Skipper theory and we will tranfer everything you learned on the theory course into practice. We will work on yacht handling techniques under sail and power and we will develop together your skippering skills. During the week you will prepare passage plans, you will navigate, you will organise a night sail and you will be in charge at times in order to gain experience as a skipper.
Services of experienced RYA instructors
RYA Day skipper theory notes
All course materials available
Coffee / tea / snacks during the theory course
Provisions breakfast / lunch throughout the practical course
Fuel, gas, water, mooring fees
Bed linen, towels
What’s not included
Cost of meals during the theory course
Cost of drinks and meals ashore during the practical course
- Cost of transfers and flights to / from our base
Combination of theory and practical course
Navigation and meteorology theory
Ideal for those who want to be qualified as skippers
Ideal for recreational sailors who want to be able to charter a yacht for holidays
The holders of a RYA Day skipper certificate can aply for an ICC ( international certificate of competence )