Day Skipper Motor


Make the transition from crew to skipper, developing the practical skills and confidence to take command of a motor cruiser.

This 4 days RYA Day Skipper practical course will advance your skills of pilotage, navigation, seamanship and boat handling up to the standard required to skipper a cruising yacht.

This Day Skipper practical course is ideal for those with basic navigation ability. Our shorebased RYA Day Skipper course will give you the needed navigation and knowledge to perform your best on the Day Skipper practical course.

By the end of the course you should be able to comfortably skipper a motor cruiser in familiar waters.

Pre Course Requirements

Some practical experience. A minimum of 5 days, 100 miles, 4 night hours on board a sailing yacht.

Course content:

Preparation for sea, deck work, navigation, pilotage, meteorology, rules of the road, maintenance and repair work, engines, victualling, emergency situations, boathandling, passage planning, passage making, night cruising.

What is included:

Fully qualified professional instruction

Fuel and mooring fees

RYA Day Skipper Certificate upon successful completion.


RYA Training Centre - Marítimo Turistica,Lda.
Rua Lápis Lazuli n.º126 Loja 2
Arneiro 2785-812 São Domingo Rana

+351 967 413 205


Turismo de Portugal