Day Skipper

Passage planning - August 2015
Entering Rogue's Roost
Boat and Cabin

Client:     Aspiring Skippers.  Successful completion will give an ICC equivalent.

Dates:      May 29-June 2, June 5-9, June 19-23, August 14-18, August 28-Sept. 1

Info:        Five days live-aboard in beautiful Nova Scotia.


The RYA Day Skipper course for aspiring skippers with some yachting experience and basic navigation and sailing skills.  This course is recognized around the world as the standard for skippering bareboat.  Holders of this certificate also qualify for the ICC (International Certificate of Competence) which permits chartering in Europe.

Learn to skipper a short passage with the instructor on hand to give advice and encouragement and ensure your safety. Experience being in charge, taking credit when it all  goes well and being responsible when it doesn’t.

If it’s help with navigation that you need, you will find our Day Skipper shorebased course (see Navigation and seamanship theory).

The Day Skipper course can be taken in tidal or non-tidal waters and your certificate will be endorsed accordingly.

Suggested pre-course experience: 5 days, 100 miles, 4 night hours on board a sailing yacht

Course topics include:

  1. Preparation for sea
  2. deck work
  3. navigation
  4. pilotage
  5. meteorology
  6. rules of the road
  7. maintenance and repair work
  8. engines
  9. provisioning
  10. emergency situations
  11. yacht handling under power
  12. yacht handling under sail
  13. passage making
  14. night cruising

Price $1495.00.

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Register for the course

If you need a room before and after the course, we have negotiated a special Discovery Sailing room rate for your convenience.   If you would like to book a room using our Discovery rate (20% discount), please call or email Karen Corkin at 902-627-3361 or at