Our first RYA Day Skipper Course for 2022 was completed with our classic cruiser racing yacht First 45f5. Our new skippers got qualified after 5 days of training and now they are ready to charter a yacht for their sailing holidays. Even though the summer hasn’t arrived at the Ionian yet we had a wonderful time sailing among the islands of the Ionian. Well done for the great performance lads and congratulations on your achievement. We hope to see you sailing around soon.
The RYA Day Skipper practical course is ideal for those who want to improve their skills, expand their knowledge and gain experience in order to be able to skipper a yacht safely with confidence on 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 into all of the aspects of the Day Skipper theory and we will transfer 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 with your skippering skills. During the week you will prepare passage plans, you will navigate, you will organize a night sail and you will be in charge at times in order to gain experience as a skipper.
On day one you will join the yacht and you will meet the rest of the crew and your instructor. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed and briefed by your instructor about the basics regards the yacht and the surroundings. Once everyone has arrived we will have the chance to discuss the course and the plan for the week.
On Sunday afternoon the Day Skipper and the Coastal skipper candidates will have the chance to revise the theory and the competent crew candidates to familiarise themselves with the yacht and her equipment.
The course starts on Monday morning from our base in Lefkas (Sivota Bay) and finishes on Friday afternoon. We have a fun morning on Saturday and around noon we return back in our base.
During your training, you will sail a minimum distance of 100NM around the islands of the Ionian and you will visit the most interesting and beautiful ports in the area.
Learn to sail in the Ionian and get your skipper qualification in the sun
For course, details and booking information follow the link https://ionianmode.com/rya-day-skipper/