Training under the RYA program in Montenegro for both beginners and experienced sailors.

Day Skipper

Take control of the yacht “and” your crew. During this five-day practical course, you will be given full responsibility at the helm for the crew and navigation with the instructor on hand at all times to provide advice and encouragement and to ensure your safety. There’s no getting away from it – passing involves some work, some practice, and some dedication. But RYA Day Skipper is your ticket to freedom.

Pre Course Requirements

The RYA Day Skipper practical course requires that you complete the RYA Day Skipper Theory shore-based course to ensure you have the navigational skills required for the practical.

You must have completed;

  • 5 days of sailing

  • 100 nautical miles

  • 4 night hours on board a sailing yacht.

Our advice is to pick up the RYA Day Skipper Handbook and have a stress free read through so you are familiar with some of the vocabulary used on yachts.

*All sailing courses will require that you are in physically good shape. 

What to Bring

Sailors are exposed to the elements and must always be prepared for 4 seasons. Due to limited storage on board, we always recommend you bring lightweight clothing to suit all possible weather scenarios. Key things to bring include;​

  • Sun Protection 

  • Sun Glasses 

  • Boat Friendly Shoes

  • Passport 

  • Shorts & T-shirts 

  • Light Trousers 

  • Bathing Equipment 

  • Lightweight Jumper or Jacket 

  • Personal Care Equipment (Shampoo, Deodorant, prescription Medicines)

  • Anti Sea Sickness Tablets - especially if not an experienced sailor.


Course Syllabus

The RYA Day Skipper course is a 5-day course (9 days if both Practical & Theory) that starts at 0930 and finishes at variable times depending on the day.


The Course Syllabus includes:​

  • Preparation for sea

  • Deck Work

  • Navigation

  • Pilotage

  • Meteorology 

  • Rules of the road

  • Maintenance and repair work

  • Engines

  • Victualing

  • Emergency Situations

  • Yacht handling under power

  • Yacht handling under sail

  • Passage making

  • Night cruising


What's Included

  • Welcome drinks on arrival

  • Breakfast & Lunch every day of the course.

  • 6 Nights accommodation on board the training yacht

  • Use of life jackets

  • Marina fees

  • Fuel for the duration of the course

  • Exclusive School T-shirt

  • Clean Bed Linen and towels