A Day Skipper Course is an excellent choice of course for those with a small amount of sailing experience who are looking to increase their skills and qualifications. The Day Skipper Course is regulated by the RYA and is made up of both a theory and practical section and is designed to give students a wide range of additional sailing skills which are taught in a safe and confidence inspiring environment.
It is generally recommended that students take the Theory part of the course before moving onto the Practical as it has been found that doing the sections in this order enables students to get the most out of their learning experience. Equinox Sailing offer several options for students looking to embark on the Theory section of the Day Skipper Course including holding courses near St Bart’s Hospital in London and the ability to take this part of the course online as an interactive theory course.
The theory course covers the following subjects:-
- Charts and publications
- Tides and how to use them
- Weather forecasting
- Position fixing
- Use of electronic navigation
- Emergency and safety procedures including distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and life rafts
When it comes to the Practical section of the course you will learn the following:
- How to leave and return from your berth safely.
- Picking up a mooring buoy,
- Recover a man over board
- Safety on board
Equinox Sailing also offers an Intensive Day Skipper Course which combines theory and practical in a very intense learning atmosphere allowing students to gain the qualification very quickly. The intensive course is not for everyone, especially those that prefer a more leisurely-paced learning environment. To find out more about the options offered by Equinox Sailing for students looking to complete Day Skipper course, give them a call on 0207 002 7676 today.