Day Skipper Practical 

The Day Skipper Practical course is a great option for sailors with little experience on the water and looking to sharpen their skills and improve their qualifications. Equinox Sailing offers the Day Skipper Practical, which is a part of the full course training that also includes theory. With the theory, learners take their lessons from the London-based training centre. The practical, on the other hand, takes place on the exciting and famous waters of the Solent in South England.

The Day Skipper Practical at Equinox Sailing is regulated by RYA and designed to bring students an extra set of skills in sailing, in the safest environment. The Equinox Sailing trainers are definitely committed to ensuring the safety of everyone on board goes uncompromised, and their vast experience inspires confidence in the most unsure of learners.

The practical is normally preceded by the theory, as this order of the coursework helps give the students utmost learning experience. The Equinox Sailing students undertaking the theory part of the Day Skipper Course attend classes in London, near St Bart’s Hospital. They are provided with a number of options and undertake interactive theory courses to nurture their inter-relational abilities.

The subjects covered in the theory course include weather forecasting, using tides, using electronic navigation, position fixing, charts and publications, as well as safety and emergency procedures like distress calls, life rafts and life jackets, safety harnesses and use of flares. With the practical, students master how to lay anchor, leave the berth and return safely, navigate, pick up a mooring buoy, on board safety procedures and how to recover a man overboard.

Get the full details regarding completing a Day Skipper Course and other RYA sailing courses offered at Equinox Sailing by calling them on 0207 002 7676.

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