RYA Day Skipper Tidal Conversion Course

day skipper tidal conversion

This Day Skipper Tidal Conversion course is very much a hands-on course with little time to teach navigation or other theoretical subjects. It's therefore recommended that you take the RYA Day Skipper theory course prior to your practical course so you can put those skills into practice on the water.

If you hold a non-tidal Day Skipper certificate, you may convert to a tidal certificate by completing a conversion course of approximately two days (possibly more for those inexperienced in tidal waters).

This course concentrates on:

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  • Close quarters handling under power and sail (if applicable)
  • Navigation and pilotage using tidal calculations
  • Using tidal heights and tidal streams
  • Working out course to steer to allow for tidal stream and leeway

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What will I gain from the Course?

Pre-Course Experience Day Skipper non-tidal
5 days, 100 miles, 4 night hours on board a sailing yacht
Assumed Knowledge Basic navigation and helmsmanship. It is recommended that you attend the Day Skipper Shorebased Course before taking this practical course.
Minimum Duration 2 days.
Course Content Pilotage, boat handling, seamanship and navigation.
Ability After Course Pilotage, boat handling, seamanship and navigation, Can skipper a small yacht in familiar waters by day

How do I book?

Check out the available course dates and then contact us or book online. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Lou or Jim for more information.

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Phil Leete, RYA Day Skipper Tidal Conversion Course

Following a full discussion on my previous experience and the Day Skipper course I had completed in the Adriatic, Jim provided the excellent and comprehensive training I required to skipper a yacht with confidence in tidal waters.

I have recommended this course to family and friends who require the tidal element in their sailing knowledge.

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