RYA Day Skipper Combined Course

RYA Day Skipper Combined Course

RYA Day Skipper Combined Course

Learn to skipper a short passage with an instructor on hand to give tuition, advice and ensure your personal safety. The RYA Day Skipper qualification confirms that the successful candidate has the knowledge needed to skipper a yacht on shorter, coastal cruises during daylight.
This consecutive 9 day course combines the theory and the practical parts of the RYA Day Skipper course from Brighton.
 

Course Includes

  • RYA Day Skipper Theory
  • RYA Day Skipper Practical

Course Plan

  • The first 2 days - Day Skipper Theory in the classroom
  • The next 5 days - Day Skipper Practical aboard the yacht
  • Final 2 days - Day Skipper Theory in the classroom

The course

On the RYA Day Skipper Practical Course you will gain experience through planning and completing passages, including a night sail. You will also practice lots of close quarter handling skills and mooring in a range of marinas – offering more interesting ways to tie up for the night! After the course you will be able to apply for your ICC (International Certificate of Competence).

Course Structure

  • All courses run 0900 till 1700
  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions there is no requirement to stay onboard.
  • To reduce food preparation please bring a pack lunch for each day.
  • You will be involved in the planning of each day as this varies depending on the weather and tidal condition and it is an important skill to learn.
  • Some days you will be out to sea all day and anchor for lunch, or you might come into port to practice some parking.
  • There is a night experience that we normally run on the Sunday of the Part 2 weekend or the Wednesday of the Weekday course but this might change depending on the weather conditions.
  • Part of the course is to plan and execute a trip to another location and we have some excellent locations to practice these important skills.
  • The courses are mainly practical and very hands-on, learning to sail in an enjoyable and relaxed environment.

Course objective:

Gain RYA Day Skipper certificate. You will be licensed to skipper your own boat and charter a boat both in the UK or abroad.

Prerequisite:

RYA Competent Crew course or similar sailing experience.

Duration:

Run over 9 days.

  • The first 2 days Day Skipper Theory
  • The next 5 days will involve Day Skipper Practical
  • Final 2 days will involve Day Skipper Theory

Where:

Brighton Marina, BN2 5UP

Availability:

Courses are run from Febuary to the end of November. If you cannot find a date please contact us. Private tuition and own boat tuition is also available.

Booking:

Book online from the dates below or call 01273 42 48 42 option 1 or email us.
If you cannot find a date please contact us. We also run the RYA Dayskipper from Barcelona
Booking terms and conditions apply and rebooking fees are charged for cancellations made with less than 4 weeks notice.

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Typical Price: £899

Important - Please see our COVID-19 information before booking here
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Lagoon Watersports @ Brighton Marina

Pontoon 6

Western Concourse

Brighton Marina

BN2 5UP

UK

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We have two centres in Brighton. This activity take place from Lagoon Watersports in Brighton Marina DO NOT go to Lagoon Watersports, Hove Lagoon. If you are taking a taxi please make this clear to the driver.

Finding Lagoon Watersports once you are in Brighton Marina

Head towards the waterfront where you will see all the cafes and restaurants. Walk to the end of the boarded walk way where there will be a large bridge heading down towards the pontoons. We are the first set of pontoons on the right. Pontoon 6.

To Brighton Marina by car

Approaching the marina from the A27 take the B2123. Turn right at first set of traffic lights, signposted Brighton Town Centre, Racecourse and Marina Village. Turn left at second set of traffic lights, pass the Racecourse and follow the signs for the Marina Village where there is free parking for 1500 cars in the multi-storey car park. From the car park you can either go across a linking bridge on level 6 or from the ground floor of the car park towards all the waterfront cafes and bars. Walk to the end of the boarded walk way where there will be a large ramp heading down towards the pontoons. We are the first set of pontoons on the right. Pontoon 6.

By Bus

Brighton and Hove bus service operates a number 7 bus approximately every 15 minutes 24 hours a day, from Brighton Town Centre (North Street or Queens Road), to the Marina Village.

By Bike

Brighton Marina has a bike share station which is either pay per minute or a yearly membership, go to https://www.btnbikeshare.com for more information. For your own bike, racks are available on the main concourses of the pontoons. You must use the racks and not leave bikes on the pontoons otherwise Premier Marina will take them away.

On foot

Brighton Marina is a pleasant walk along the seafront from the centre of Brighton, it is 20 minutes walk from the main West Pier. During the summer you will also find the Volks electric railway operates along the front.

By train 

The nearest main line station is Brighton with regular connections to Chichester, Portsmouth and London is under an hour away. nationalrail.co.uk

By Air

Brighton is within easy reach of Heathrow and Gatwick international airports. Follow the A23 from Gatwick to Brighton. Shoreham airport is also available for private light aircraft.

What to Bring

  • Be prepared for changeable weather, bring plenty of layers
  • Quick drying clothes can be very practical, avoid jeans
  • There is limited space on board, only bring one large bag
  • Gloves for warmth and rope friction protection
  • Sunglasses, sunhat and suncream for summer months and woolly hats, thermals and layers for winter months
  • Deck boots and non-slip deck shoes or trainers that don’t mark
  • We can supply waterproofs for hire, Rooster trousers and jacket. You will need to order these in advance so we can have them ready for your arrival. If you have your own waterproofs, please bring them, they are a necessity
  • If you are worried or unsure whether you suffer from seasickness then pills and wrist-bands work well. Don’t arrive on an empty stomach and take tablets with breakfast if you have never been sailing on the sea before, sometimes the motion takes a while to get used to
  • To reduce food preparation please bring a pack lunch for each day.
  • RYA Dayskipper requires a photo with the certificate so please bring two passport photographs

 

Course Structure

  • All courses run 0900 till 1700
  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions there is no requirement to stay onboard.
  • To reduce food preparation please bring a pack lunch for each day.
  • You will be involved in the planning of each day as this varies depending on the weather and tidal condition and it is an important skill to learn.
  • Some days you will be out to sea all day and anchor for lunch, or you might come into port to practice some parking.
  • There is a night experience that we normally run on the Sunday of the Part 2 weekend or the Wednesday of the Weekday course but this might change depending on the weather conditions.
  • Part of the course is to plan and execute a trip to another location and we have some excellent locations to practice these important skills.
  • The courses are mainly practical and very hands-on, learning to sail in an enjoyable and relaxed environment

RYA Day Skipper Course syllabus will cover:

  • Preparation For Sea
  • Deck Work
  • Navigation
  • Rules Of The Road
  • Maintenance & Repair Work
  • Emergency Situations
  • Engines
  • Yacht Handling Under Power & Sail
  • Passage Making
  • Night Cruising
  • Pilotage
  • Meteorology

 


RYA Day Skipper Theory Course

This course is a comprehensive introduction to navigation for inexperienced skippers and is an essential preparation for our RYA Day Skipper Practical course.

The Day Skipper Theory Course Content

  • Seamanship
  • Chart Familiarisation
  • Tidal Heights
  • Tidal Streams
  • Secondary Ports
  • Position Fixing
  • Dead Reckoning
  • Estimated Position
  • Course to Steer
  • Using the GPS
  • Chart Work Exam
  • Buoyage & Pilotage
  • Safety
  • Meterology
  • Passage Planning
  • Collision Regulations
  • Passage Making
  • General Exam

Course Objective: You will be able to navigate around familiar waters by day

Course Assessment: Two exam papers

Prerequisite: Competent Crew Practical or Equivalent Experience

Lagoon Watersports Limited Terms and Conditions, trading as Brighton Boating

All bookings subject to these Terms and Conditions

By submitting your booking you represent to us that you have the authority to make the booking on behalf of your party and that you accept on behalf of your party that the booking is subject to these Terms and Conditions. A contract exists as soon as we issue our Booking Confirmation Form.

You should check the details of your confirmation carefully and promptly to ensure that it accurately reflects the booking you have requested. You should immediately inform us of any discrepancies or alterations. If the course/event date is less than 14 days from the date of issue of the Booking Confirmation Form, notification of any discrepancies or alterations should be made within 24 hours of that date of acceptance. In all other cases, you should notify us within 7 working days of receipt of the Booking Confirmation Form.

Postponement due to COVID-19

If you are required to self isolate via government guidelines you can reschedule you booking to a later date within our schedule availability. No refunds are available due to COVID

Prices

All course/event prices are subject to change. However, once you have made your booking and paid a course/event deposit (25% of the course/event price subject to a minimum deposit of £99 or the price of the course/event if less) against the price of your course/event the price will not normally be subject to any change (invoice errors or omissions excepted). The balance of the price of the course/event must be paid at least 4 weeks before the course/event commencement date (or paid with order if the course/event is less than 8 weeks after the booking date).

Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers are valid for 24 months and no refunds are offered in any circumstances.

Rescheduling your dates

RYA Courses

Due limited availability you can only reschedule up to 14 days prior to the course start date to give us time to fill your place, within 14 days and up to 48 hours it will cost £99 to reschedule. Within 48 hours you will need to rebook at full cost of the session/Course

Zero to Dayskipper and Learn to Sail packages are allowed a maximum of 2 changes to dates without penalties, this must be at least 7 days prior to the course date otherwise a penalty fee of £75 will be incurred

Boating experiences trips, Powerboat ride, Jet Ski Safaris 

Individuals booked onto boating experiences may reschedule up to 48 hours prior to the activity, within 48 hours you will loose your booking and given a 25% discount on rebooking

Cancellation charges

You may cancel with written notification from the lead name in your group.

The following cancellation fees apply :

  • More than 4 weeks before course/event – loss of deposit or 25% of course/event fee
  • Less than 4 weeks before course/event – 100% of price of course/event

Group changes in numbers

Group bookings confirm numbers 4 weeks prior to the event with the final balance. Any changes in numbers we will endeavour to accommodate, the following applies

Numbers increases up to 24 hours prior to the event will be accommodated as much as possible, priced per head

Number decreases up to 7 days prior to the event will be accommodated, but where this reduce your group size below 6 persons you will need to pay for 6 persons. Session durations might vary depending on changes to group sizes

Cancellation by Lagoon Watersports

RYA Courses

If we need to cancel due to Instructor availability, damaged equipment or engine failure or weather conditions/Sea State we will give you as much notice as possible and offer new dates to complete the course.

Boating experiences trips, Powerboat ride, Jet Ski Safaris 

If we need to cancel due to Instructor availability, damaged equipment, engine failure or weather conditions/Sea State we will do all we can to arrange another suitable date, if we cannot provide suitable availability then you will be offered a full refund

Force Majeure  – In circumstances out of our control we will endeavour to rebook and hold credit for any activity in the future with a two year expiry

Photo & video usage

We frequently take photos and video of customers, both adults and under 16’s. We reserve the right to use these in our brochures, social media and in any other promotional material. If you wish to opt out please email info@lagoonwatersports.co.uk

Damage or loss

Lagoon Watersports is under no liability whatsoever in respect of loss or damage to property, however caused. Lagoon Watersports is not responsible for any repairs or replacements of equipment which may be needed from damage caused during your session on the water. We recommend that you take out appropriate insurance cover yourselves for such uninsured losses.

Should damage or loss to vessels, persons or equipment be caused as a result of wilful damage or gross negligence by a customers, a customer under the influence of alcohol or drugs or as a result of refusal or failure to obey instructions given by our staff, then he or she will be liable for the full amount of repair or replacement and any resulting costs. The course/event leader reserves the right to terminate the course/event. Adults will at all times be responsible for minors in their charge. Our vessels and crew are fully insured. Our policy provides full cover for the equipment and vessels and third party liability cover for your course/event leader and crew. However we cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to any person caused other than through our negligence or breach of contract.

Complaints

At each centre we have a Duty Manager who is always available to deal with any issues arising from your activity, it is essential you raise any issues during your course/activity so they can be dealt with immediately. For the RYA courses you are also able to contact the RYA directly with any complaints. Both company directors are also available to help ensure your experience with Lagoon Watersports is a positive one.

Company Details

Registration Name :Lagoon Watersports Ltd

Registration Number: 2454921

Registered Office Address : Hove Lagoon, Kingsway, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 4LX

Registered at : Companies House, Cardiff

Contact Number : 01273 42 48 42 option 1

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