Duration:  9 days

The Day Skipper all-in-one course is a challenging, intensive course. But it is one of the best ways to learn. The Day Skipper Theory Course is covered first in the classroom across four days. Here you will learn about weather forecasting, safety, tidal heights and navigation. You then get straight on the water and go and put everything you have learned into practice, along with learning new skills, such as picking up a man overboard, and manoeuvring in a limited space. This intensive course is hard work, but what you will learn makes it extremely worth your time.

We propose to run a Day Skipper course, subject to demand, on the following dates:

Theory runs over 5 weeks, with 4 hour evening classes, twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays:

19th and 21st March, 26th and 28th March, 2nd and 4th April, 9th and 11th April, 16th and 18th April 2019. (We may add an additional evening to cover theory exams)

Practical: Friday 26th April, Saturday 27th April, Sunday 28th April, and Friday 4th May, Saturday 5th May and Sunday 6th May 2019.

For the theory side, we can cater for up to 10 persons, so it will be a case of the first come, first served. On a practical course, we can cater for only 5, so please bear this in mind. We are happy to run two practical courses, if the demand is there. Please contact us to express your interest.

The cost of the courses for TBSC members are:

Competent Crew:                                                 €695 per person.

Day Skipper – practical:                                       €695 per person

Day Skipper – theory:                                           €695 per person

Day Skipper – combined practical after theory:  €1095 per person (9 days)

Coastal Skipper:                                                    €790 per person

Successful completion of this course involves the award of the RYA Day Skipper theory certificate and the ISA Day Skipper practical certificate.  You can then charter a yacht worldwide by submitting the certificate to obtain the ICC (International Certificate of Competency). The ICC is a passport like document which is issued by a state authority. To get this document you must submit your Day Skipper certificate along with a passport photograph and a registration fee.

What is included in the practical courses:  Tuition, accommodation onboard, food, fuel, marina fees and use of our lifejackets and all appropriate safety equipment.

What is not included:  Sleeping Bag, Footwear, Towel, Personal Toiletries, Changes of Clothes, and Pocket Money for a beer or a soft drink.


If you’d like to participate in any of the courses listed, please leave your contact details below and we will contact you to arrange the dates & details.