Day Skipper certificate course with Sailing Ireland.
Ireland best sailing school for adult sailing lessons.
Learn the skills required to skipper your own boat with confidence.
Day Skipper Sailing Course
The aim of the ISA Day Skipper course is to provide participants with the basic skills
and knowledge necessary to skipper a sailing yacht by day in waters with which you are familiar.
Previous experience / knowledge necessary
For the Day Skipper it will be assumed that you will have mastered the skills and knowledge
covered in the Competent Crew course.
5 days during which you will be living on board the training boat.
The course must be completed aboard a sailing yacht.
Assessment is continuous through the course with regular progress reports.
However Instructors may at their discretion require the use of a
formal practical assessment of boat handling skills and or a short
written paper or oral interview in assessing your level of background knowledge.
Day Skipper certificates may only be awarded following successful course completion.
The successful candidate is entitled to the ICC on application to the ISA
which is a requirement for chartering a boat abroad.
How to book your place
To book your please contact us by phone on +353 (0) 53 913 9163
or by mobile on +353 (0) 86 171 3800
Day Skipper Practical Syllabus
What will you learn?
The Day Skipper course teaches pilotage, navigation, seamanship and boat handling up to the
1. Preparation for sea
2. Deck Work
(Sailing Ireland recommends all students to complete the ISA Shorebased Navigation Course
6. Rule of the road
7. Maintenance and repair work
10. Emergency situations
11. Yacht handling under power
12. Passage making
(Note: Prevention is better than the cure: If you feel that you may be effected then
14. Helmsmanship and sailing
15. General duties