RYA Zero to Dayskipper Sail

This course gets you ready to skipper your own or charter boats, combined with the Dayskipper theory.


€2085 - Payments can be spread

2 x Practical and 2 x Theory Courses

Ratio: Max 5 persons

Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate & Taught in English

Learn to Skipper a Sailing Yacht

This very rewarding and enjoyable course will get you ready to skipper a Sailing Yacht for chartering or if you plan to buy one or just want to learn

The Sailing Package Includes Everything you need to Skipper

  • RYA Competent Crew Practical run over 5 days or 2 x Weekends including Friday
  • RYA Dayskipper theory in the classroom or Online
  • RYA Dayskipper Practical run over 5 days or 2 x Weekends including Friday
  • VHF Radio Online Course

Course includes certificate, logbook, lunches onboard and accommodation during weekday courses

We limit our numbers on the course to ensure you have plenty of time on the helm with an experienced RYA instructor to guide you through.

  • Preparation for sea
  • Boat handling
  • Passage making and responsibility as a skipper
  • Pilotage
  • Meteorology
  • Rules of the road
  • Use of engines
  • Emergency situations
  • Night cruising

How long is the licence valid?

Your licence will be registered with the RYA so the is always a record, there is no revalidation required.

Can I hire a boat using the licence?

Yes, but in Europe you are best gaining the International Certificate of Competence(ICC), this is just a paperwork exercise as you gain for the ICC with your Day skipper licence.

What dates are available

Once you book the package you can select any of our weekend or weekday course dates, as soon as you book we will send you log in details to start the online theory courses and then please just select you practical dates. The package lasts for 1 year.

  • Passport Photo for the licence
  • Lunch money or packed lunch, there are plenty of local places to get a bite
  • Small bag with extra layers, there is storage on the boat
  • Non slip or trainer style shoe
  • Waterproofs
  • Sun block and hat for those sunny days

The Perfect Place for Training

We are based in Marina Port Vell in the centre of Barcelona. This is an excellent location walking distance to all the major attractions of Barcelona. From here we can head North up the coast of the Costa Brava including Blanes and Tossa De Mar or South on the Costa Dorada with Sitges and Tarragona

  • Book and straight away get access to online Dayskipper & VHF Radio course
  • Select dates over weekends or Weekdays for the practicals
  • Mega flexible schedule, complete all in two weeks or over 1 year

Book the package and let us know dates you wish to complete the practicals

Then we will get in contact to book individual dates

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star rating  Absolutely amazing experience! Staff was so lovely accommodated for the occasion! was able to stop off and have a sunset swim. Beautiful sights of the coast line! Thank you so... read more

August 1, 2022

star rating  We where very lucky to have good wind and lots of sun. Faith was a great skipper with interesting stories (don't trust routine) and we loved swimming behind the boat!... read more

August 18, 2021

star rating  Excellent level of educational program. Beautiful staff. All 2 days of course we're very informative and super interesting. A lot of new and very useful things you can learn through... read more

October 26, 2019