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RYA Day Skipper Combined Course

9 Day Theory and Practical  - Combined Course

This combined practical and theory course will enable you to gain the full RYA Day Skipper certification in just nine days. Throughout the course you will be residential on board one of our training yachts. The Theory elements will take place in our fully equipped classroom close to the boat in Gosport Marina. Combining your theory and practical allows us to make best use of the sailing weather. After two days in the classroom introducing chartwork, buoyage and other navigational techniques, you will then set sail to  complete various practical exercises and navigation around the Solent staying overnight in different harbours. You will return to the classroom towards the end of the week to complete the theory and take the assessments. The week will finish on the boat putting all your newly learnt skills into practise.

Breakfast is provided throughout the course, lunches, evening meals and snacks when out sailing. All mooring fees are included, diesel and wet weather gear should it be required.

We have no combined courses planned for 2024 but if you are interested in this course please contact us or give us a call on 02392 528019

Free Resit Guarantee*

Our guarantee is that we won't give up on you: in the unlikely event that you fail or can't complete one of our RYA courses, you can resit or rejoin another at NO EXTRA COST (includes practical courses up to Day Skipper and all theory courses less exam fees where applicable) (*see Terms & Conditions).

Course Information

We include everything you will need with your course fee:

Shorebased Element

  •     Free Accomodation on board throughout the 9 days
  •     Breakfast and refreshments throughout the day
  •     RYA Training Charts 3 and 4
  •     RYA Training Almanac
  •     RYA Day Skipper Course Notes
  •     RYA Exercise Book
  •     Nomad Sailing course notes and exercises
  •     Access to online training aids, downloads and mock exams
  •     Rope for practicing the knots
  •     Plotter and Divider set discounted to £15 if required
Practical Element
  •     Free use of wet weather gear and personal safety equipment
  •     All food on board (3 meals a day plus snacks whilst sailing)
  •     Mooring Fees and fuel costs
Shorebased topic for this course include:  (review the full syllabus)
  •     The essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage
  •     Chartwork
  •     Electronic charts
  •     Position fixing
  •     Plotting a course to steer
  •     Weather forecasting and meteorology
  •     Tidal calculation
  •     Collision regulations
  •     Stability
  •     Safety at sea
This course will take place within the Solent and our training rooms at Gosport Marina:

Endeavor Quay, Gosport Premier Marina, Mumby Road. PO12 1AH
Minimum : Competent Crew certificate or equivalent and above in terms of skills and experience.  
For more details of what you should already know, please check the Competent Crew Syllabus

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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The Nomad sailing team run a very professional RYA Day Skipper training course. The instructor (Paul) informed, demonstrated and tested a wide range of practical skills as well as being a great cook! Highly recommend Nomad for all RYA courses.
Took the day skipper practical course with Nomad. Instructors Jim and Lou are both excellent - knowledgable, friendly, patient, passionate about sailing and very encouraging. I learned an enormous amount in five days and feel much more confident and excited about future sailing.
Best of the best, outstanding tuition, expert teachers, down to earth people, no hesitation in recommending this brother and sister duo who have clearly found their calling and practice what they preach...
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