Intensive RYA Day Skipper Course

Intensive RYA Day Skipper Course

During your Intensive RYA Day Skipper Course you will learn the theory and practical knowledge required to skipper a yacht in familiar waters by day. The Intensive RYA Day Skipper Course is suited to people who have limited time to dedicate to sailing activities, or prefer to put the theory into practice straight away.

The pace of life and the responsibilities and commitments of work and the family often leave little time for other activities.  This course is designed for those who have limited time; it is intensive and will not suit everyone.  We have found people learn at different speeds, and while some may benefit from an intensive course, others may require time to digest the theory before trying the practical.

If you are unsure if the intensive course will be suitable for you, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss the options.

Intensive RYA Day Skipper Course Content

Combine RYA Day Skipper Theory and RYA Day Skipper Practical into one course. 

Learn the theory from our base in Hamble before setting off for 5 days to put your theory into practice in the sheltered waters of the Solent.

Sunrise on a milebuilder

After your course

You will be able to skipper a small yacht by day in familiar waters. Upon successful completion of the RYA Day Skipper course you will have gained a recognised qualification which is accepted in a number of countries as confirmation of your competence to charter a boat.

Course Details

Previous experience required Basic sailing skills, or RYA Competent Crew

Duration up to 9 days

Instructor ratio 4:1

Accommodation is available on the boat for the duration of your course.

Cost £700

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

Accommodation is available on the boat for the duration of your course.

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

RYA Theory Course Videos

We now have a set of RYA Theory Course tuition videos and Equinox Sailing Manual to accompany all our theory courses.

Available Dates

Available dates

To book

Booking Form

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.

RYA Specialist Courses

Learn more about the Specialist Courses we offer.

Further Information

Contact Us

If you have any other questions please contact us or check out our FAQ page.