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Intermediate Course - RYA Day Skipper Practical

Duration: 5 day course

Course Type: Practical - 5 days onboard.

Cost: £645  (High season April - October)

           £595 (Low season November - March)

This is where you will really get to grips with handling a yacht under sail and power and to be in the position where you can make competent decisions about running the boat.

You will be able to put into practice all that you have learnt on the Day Skipper Theory Course, and you will be actually navigating your own yacht.

Latest Course Dates and Availability
Dates and Location Availability
26th May 2020 - 30th May 2020
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3rd June 2020 - 7th June 2020
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9th June 2020 - 13th June 2020
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15th June 2020 - 19th June 2020
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Travel & Transfers

We can help advise you on your travel arrangements, including the transfer from Faro Airport to our yachts at Portimao Marina.

If arriving early for your course we can usually arrange to meet you at the marina and to arrange an overnight stay on the boat with breakfast included so that you are fresh and ready for the start of your course – Please ask for details.


To get the most from this course please ensure that before considering it, you have basic sailing ability (which if you’re not sailing already, you will learn on the Competent Crew Course and that you have recently completed the RYA Day Skipper Theory Course. You will be well prepared then to undertake the RYA Day Skipper practical course.


Our Learn 2 Sail RYA Day Skipper Practical is suitable for:

  • Those seeking a recognised yachting qualification.
  • To be able to sail bareboat.
  • To be able to charter a boat
  • Those that have or will be getting their own boat and are looking to gain confidence.
  • Those out to become more confident and to be able to go further a field.
  • Those looking to explore the area with the security of having an experienced skipper onboard.
  • New sailors so that they can confidently take on the challenge of a flotilla holiday.
  • Dinghy sailors moving up to yacht sailing.

On our Learn 2 Sail Day Skipper course, you will become:

  • A confident decision-making in all aspects of yacht navigation and handling.
  • Skilled in passage planning and its deployment.
  • Conversant with the on board rules and sailing etiquette for every day situations.
  • Qualified to apply for an International Certificate of Competency.
  • A competent yachtsman/woman.

By the end of the course,

  • You will be a qualified Day Skipper with all you need to convert your certificate into an International Certificate of Competency, I.C.C. (Full details are available on the RYA website).

Premium Training Scheme

If you would prefer a more beneficial teaching ratio of 3 : 1, then ask about our Premium Training Scheme, giving you more time on the water to practise those new skills and drills - costing a supplement of just £60 per day.


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