Day Skipper Plus
This course is for people who have already completed their Day Skipper Practical and want to reinforce their existing knowledge. The emphasis is on boat handling under sail and power.
Your qualified RYA instructor will work out a plan (within the RYA Cruising Scheme) with you to develop skills and/or theory which you feel are a little rusty. Or perhaps you just wish to practice and learn more advanced techniques in handling a yacht and crew as skipper.
This course will prepare you for the Coastal Skipper Practical and provides the ideal opportunity to clear up any confusion on any aspects you may have relating to theory and navigation.
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Day Skipper PlusTo book the exclusive use of our Hallberg-Rassy 'Merlin' for a Day Skipper Plus course for family or with friends let us know your dates and we will endeavour to accommodate your request.
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Course Duration One week (Saturday to Saturday) Previous Experience 5 days, 100 NM, 4 night hours aboard a sailing yacht. Assumed Knowledge You are a RYA Day Skipper or have some experience in skippering a yacht. Ability to skipper the yacht safely, confidence in navigation and desire to move forward through the RYA syllabus. Course Content Refresh and hone skills with view to your next step in your RYA sailing qualifications. Experience Gained You are ready to consider your next step – Coastal Skipper, a RYA/MCA Yachtmaster certificate.
Basic knowledge of nautical terms, parts of a yacht, rigging and sails.
Ability to tie the following knots:
- figure of eight
- round turn and two half hitches
Has experienced sailing a yacht on all points of sail.
Can steer a yacht under sail or power.
Rules of the Road
Can keep an efficient look out at sea.
Knows where to obtain a weather forecast.
Man Overboard (MOB) Recovery
Understands the action to be taken to recover a MOB.
Clothing and Equipment
Understands and complies with the rules for the wearing of safety harnesses’.
Lifejackets and personal buoyancy aids.
Emergency Equipment and Precautions
Is aware of hazards on board a yacht.
Knows the action to be taken in the event of an emergency.
NOTE: Sailing itinerary is weather permitting and we reserve the right to change the destinations and order for your safety.
Day 1 - Saturday
You will be met at the marina by your skipper. There will be welcome drinks on board to meet your fellow sailing crew and we will advise the best restaurants for you to try.
Day 2 - Sunday
After the initial safety briefing, you will learn the ropes, be shown how to prepare the boat for departure and almost always be taken out for an introductory sail in the “WAZ” (Wind Acceleration Zone) just a short distance off the coast from the marina. This is to help you feel comfortable and (for some of you) familiar with your new surroundings on board.
Day 3 - Monday
Instruction on boat handling in and around the marina before making the first short passage normally through the Wind Zone (ensuring you will sail!) to explore the coast Tenerife.
Day 4/5/6 - Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
The schedule for these days will depend on crew development, the level you are working at and the winds. We aim to sail to San Sebastian on La Gomera on a route that takes us through two WAZ Zones thus almost ensuring you of great sailing in superb conditions on all points of sail. The WAZ zone situated between La Gomera and Tenerife provides us with ideal training conditions for sailing exercises during the following day. We normally end up in Marina Los Gigantes situated on the northwest of Tenerife. Here you will be ready to relax maybe in one of the many bars before heading off for dinner in one of the equally many restaurants available. The highlight of your week - The Night Sail to Marina San Miguel on the south coast of Tenerife!
Day 7 - Friday
Further sailing, anchoring and general boat handling we finish back at our base on Friday afternoon where we begin the de-briefing, cleanup and issuing of your certificates. Finally the course ends at about 4 pm after which you may wish to freshen up in preparation for drinks followed by dinner together with the rest of the crew and instructor - a popular event which can all too often find us night capping till late! Remember - your accommodation after the course on the Friday night is also included!
Day 8 - Saturday
Depart 'Merlin' at 10:00 by the latest for your return trip home or perhaps to continue your holiday in Tenerife.
Included in your course
- RYA qualified instructor/skipper
- 7 nights accommodation on 'Merlin'
- Fresh sheets, duvets, pillows and towels
- Breakfast and lunch with coffee and tea
- Safety gear including auto life jacket and safety harness
- Marina fees and diesel
- Welcome drinks on arrival
Next Step: After completing the Day Skipper Plus course it is really important to consolidate what you have learnt by completing more sea miles. This could be achieved by joining us for a Canary Islands Cruise or take a RYA Yachtmaster Theory course or experience a Short Ocean Passage and really put those skills into practice.
- Flights & transfers.
- Meals and drink ashore.
- Travel and Medical Insurance.
- Wet weather gear.