RYA Day Skipper Tidal Conversion

RYA Day Skipper Tidal Conversion

If you have obtained your RYA Day Skipper certificate in the Mediterranean or the Baltic Sea then it is likely to be a ‘non-tidal’ certificate.  The conversion to a tidal certificate is required if you wish to charter a boat in tidal waters, and for those wishing to progress to RYA YachtMaster it is essential that 50% of the required mileage is obtained in a tidal area.

The RYA Day Skipper Tidal Conversion course is suitable for holders of the RYA Day Skipper practical non-tidal certificate.

RYA Day Skipper Tidal Conversion Course Content

This weekend course will concentrate on teaching the skills needed to sail and manoeuvre a yacht in a tidal area in the sheltered waters of the Solent.

This will include

  • Close quarters handling under engine
  • Navigation and pilotage using tidal calculations
  • Using tidal heights and tidal streams
  • Working out course to steer to allow for tidal stream, leeway and drift

Boat handling in strong tides can be challenging. By attending a RYA Day Skipper tidal conversion course you will learn how to use the tide to your best advantage. Explore harbours and creeks only accessible at certain times of tide and learn how to best use the tide when planning a passage.

Join the boat on Friday evening and meet your instructor and crew, start your course on Saturday morning, returning Sunday afternoon.

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After your course

You will have gained your RYA Day Skipper Tidal certificate and have the skills and experience to manoeuvre a yacht in tidal waters.

Course Details

Learn essential skills to skipper a yacht  in a tidal environment.

Previous experience required Only suitable for holders of RYA Day Skipper Non-Tidal certificate
Duration 2 days
Cost £235

Meals ashore and mooring fees, which are split between the students, are not included.

Please have a look at our article "Is the RYA Day Skipper Theory course right for me?" for further information.

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Included on course

RYA accredited instructor, accommodation on board, gas, diesel, breakfast and lunch each day.

To enable you to fully enjoy the course, you will require wet weather gear; a sleeping bag and pillow will also be required. Refer to our comprehensive kit list.

Wondering what to do next?

Why not continue the RYA qualifications and complete the RYA Coastal/Yachtmaster Theory course.

Want to experience night sailing and watch systems? Why not join us on one of our mile builders.

Have a taste for sailing and would like some more experience? Why not come out cruising with us?

Fancy something a little faster? Why not come out racing or on a race training course?

Learn more about the skipper and crew development courses we offer.

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Further Information

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