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RYA Day Skipper ICC Practical Sailing Course ID: DS5D3W

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  • £439 - £449

  • Available: Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn
  • 5 days


The RYA Day Skipper Photo-I.D. Certificate is the 'Private Pilots' Licence' of Yachting, and is the most widely recognised and respected certificate for bareboat or flotilla chartering worldwide in places like Greece, Croatia, etc, or for buying & sailing your own yacht. It represents a high standard of training in safety, navigation, berthing in tight marinas, anchoring, mooring, sail handling, pilotage and passage-making. It is recognised by insurance companies if you need yacht insurance, and you can even have it Commercially Endorsed to begin skippering yachts as a career.



 Gets your ICC 'Charter Licence' - charter yachts in Greece, the med & worldwide!

This RYA sailing lesson is also designed as a weekend yachting break for individuals, couples or families, with plenty of opportunities to get lots of 'hands-on' steering-time and learning essential skills at sea - an official RYA Course Completion Certificate is also included, and you can go on to complete the full RYA Competent Crew Course in just a further two weekends, as this weekend formally counts as your first Certificate in the RYA Sail Cruising Scheme.

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Overview & What's Included

It's 2 Days/Nights Fri/Sat/Sun with check-in from 1830hrs on Fridays at Largs Yacht Haven, KA30 8EZ (Map) returning on Sunday for around 1500hrs.

Up to 5 yachts are operating every single weekend, with a max of 5 per yacht, less than the normal maximum overnight capacity of 8.

All on board meals, snacks & drinks are included, as well as all safety equipment & lifejackets, 2 Nights Accommodation, RYA Training and your RYA Certificate.   All our yachts are modern, safe, clean, comfy, heated and with 1, 2 or 3 toilets / shower rooms or 'heads', according to capacity.

Check-In / Arrival is from 1830hrs on Fridays, and you will spend 2 nights on-board with us, with one or both nights spent away at an island mooring, bay anchorage or at one of the many village marinas in the Firth of Clyde & Islands sailing area. You can expect to sail between 20-40nm, and perhaps even have the opportunity to sail at dusk or some night sailing!

If booking more than one person, each can choose do different course-levels on the same yacht, if desired.

Couples will always get a private cabin and male / female individuals will always have their own designated sleeping and storage areas on board too.   There is free secure parking with intercom access, CCTV and 24hr manned marina security patrols.

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The 'charter licence' for sailing in Greece, Croatia & Worldwide 

Recommended Pre-Course Experience: It's recommended that you have around 5 days' seatime, 100 miles and 4 nights hours prior to

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What To Bring & FAQs

Bring a medium-sized hold-all style bag, a range of normal clothing for warm and cold, hat, sunglasses, trainers / welly-boots, a towel, toiletries, sleeping bag & pillow, mobile phone / tablet / camera & chargers, and bring some spending / pocket money should you and your crew choose to visit specific marinas / restaurants / shoreside activities etc. at the islands and harbours you visit. You will need to bring a passport sized photo & £5, for your Photo-I.D. Licence Card Certificate, at the end of the course.

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Largs Yacht Haven Irvine Road Largs North Ayrshire KA30 8EZ, KA30 8EZ, KA30 8EZ, United Kingdom

Key Features

  • Free 24hr Secure Parking
  • RYA Certificated Course
  • Gets Your ICC 'Charter Licence'
  • Private Cabin For Couples
  • 5 Days/Nights Sun-Fri
  • Mix Different Course Types With Friends
  • Flexible Course Option
  • Waterproof Hire Available On-Site
  • Toilets/Showers On Board
  • Comfy, Warm Cabins!
  • Passport Photo Required
  • Max 5 Per Yacht
  • Explore Scottish Islands
  • On-Board Heating
  • £49 Refundable Deposit To Reserve. Balance due 28 days prior.
  • Balance Due 28 Days Prior
  • Financially Protected
  • MCA Coded & Inspected
  • Fully Insured
  • Direct Travel Links By Air/Rail/Road
  • Online + Practical Day Skipper Combo Available
  • RYA/MCA Photo-I.D. Licence
  • Accepted Worldwide
  • Learn Like A Professional
  • Accepted By Charter Companies
  • Get Hands-On Tuition
  • Skills & Drills
  • Visit Amazing Islands & Villages
  • Stunning Scenery & Wildlife
  • Lifejacket / Harness Provided
  • Led By Globally Experienced Commercial Yacht Skippers & RYA Instructors
  • All On-Board Meals, Snacks, Drinks & Safety Equipment All Included
Package (Slide if viewing on smartphone) From To Standard Price
5 Nights Sun-Fri FlexiChoice 01-01-2017 31-12-2017 £ 449 per person
Private Yacht Group (5 Pers) 01-01-2017 31-12-2017 £ 439 per person

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