RYA Day Skipper Practical Course Gibraltar or Barcelona Port L'Escala and Port Olympic Tidal (Motor Boat and Sail Cruising)

RYA Day Skipper Practical is a must for skippers who wish to take out their family and friends, the entry level to skippering and a minimum qualification.

Choose either of these fabulous sunshine locations, sail with dolphins in Queensway Quay RYA Blue Oyster Competent CrewGibraltar. Or sail along Spain’s unspoilt Costa Brava from Barcelona to The Bay Of Rosas anchoring in some of Europe’s most beautiful bays. On completion of the Day Skipper practical course you will be able to skipper a yacht in familiar waters by day. Our instructors will teach you yacht handling under power and sail, tidal passages, basic collision regulations, sail setting and much much more.

You should have the necessary level of skill required for Day Skipper theory prior to the course; if not you have the following options:

A two week combination course; covering all the theory and practical sailing, plenty of sailing every day, and a mix of theory as you progress through the course or-

A five-day theory course at either location in one of our modern, fully-equipped classrooms.


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RYA Day Skipper Students in life jackets Dogstar

A practical course: 5 nights & 5 days' sailing from £595.

The course requirements are 3 nights away from home port, all accommodation is provided on board with a choice of 37 and 47 foot yachts to sail on.

The Day Skipper Practical Course costs £595 and is fully inclusive of accommodation, half board (two meals breakfast and lunches) plus beverages on board, fuel, moorings, bedding, RYA Instruction, RYA Course Completion Certificates, wet gear and all safety equipment. Our yachts have an Instructor pupil ratio of 1 - 5 maximum for RYA Courses.

Barcelona Bases L'Escala and Port Olimpic includes sailing in The Bay Of Rosas in the lee of the French Pyrennees, visiting Cadaques, Estartit, Rosas, Palamos, Port D'Aro, Barcelona Port Olympic all weather dependent obviously. Nearest airports to our base Barcelona - Girona or Barcelona El Pratt www.ryanair.com

Gibraltar Base sailing area includes The Straits of Gibraltar, Morocco, and many Spanish ports, Sotogrande and Duquesa. Airports are Gibraltar and Malaga. Our yachts are berthed in historic peaceful Queensway Quay marina. A short walk from the airport terminal in Gibraltar.

You will be sailing on modern British Flagged MCA Coded Yachts. We have a range of yachts available up to our Beneteau 473 for mile building and performance sailing. Our fleet of Beneteau Yachts all benefit from fully battened mainsails for extra performance. The larger Yachts cost £695 for a weekly Course.

Additional weeks are as the above tariff and if students stay for two weeks they can stay on board our yachts over the weekend in the fully inclusive tariff, so nothing else to pay.

We are a fully Recognised RYA Tidal Training Centre and our company Blue Oyster Limited is incorporated in Gibraltar for your financial peace of mind. We aim to deliver sailing excellence and have RYA Sailing bases in Barcelona, Gibraltar and STCW 10 Training in Barcelona and Antibes.

What To Bring Aurora Students July 2014 L'Escala Palamos Barcelona

  • Travel light no hard cases with wheels please.
  • Towel
  • Sunblock Sun hat Sun glasses
  • Deck or soft shoes
  • Warm fleece for the evenings
  • Wash kit
  • Comfortable sailing clothing
  • Travel Insurance recommended

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Hi Susie

Just to feedback on my experience, I think Oliver is a top class instructor. Hard working, very clear in his advice, instructions and explanations, managing a frustrating situation of excessive breeze very well; and also managing the social, welcome and customer service side of his role very well too. As a student I felt fully confident I was in confident, competent and experienced hands who made learning informative and fun. He gets my vote. Very many thanks to him and please do pass this on.

Simon M. Madrid

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