Our RYA Day Skipper Combined FastTrack training course is one of our most popular and for good reason. Once you have completed the RYA Competent Crew course it is an excellent, cost effective, way to gain both the RYA Day Skipper theory and Day Skipper Practical tidal qualification with just one full week off work. It is also recognized as evidence of competence when applying for an International Certificate of Competence (ICC).

Completing the practical course straight after the theory course gives excellent continuity and enables you to share the whole Day Skipper journey with others of a like mind.

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What‘s covered on this course?

RYA Day Skipper Theory:

You’ll begin the training course by spending four days in our Gibraltar classroom with a highly experienced instructor. You’ll cover the basics of navigation – including tidal calculations, chart reading and navigation, collision regulations, meteorology and the use of electronic navigational aids and AIS. At the end of the course you’ll be well prepared to take the RYA Day Skipper theory tests. You will need to bring your brain, a notepad, a 2B pencil, a rubber, a pen and a calculator with you.

The RYA currently have a production issue with their hard copy RYA Day Skipper Theory packs and are only able to provide training centres with digital packs.  Therefore, please ensure you bring an electronic device as you will need to download and install the RYA e-books app.  https://www.rya.org.uk/shop/ebook-info/devices

RYA Day Skipper Practical (tidal):

After completing the theory element, you’ll join our training yacht to put it all into practice over the next five days. Under the guidance of an experienced RYA instructor you’ll take on all aspects of skippering a yacht – including sail trim, stern-to and alongside mooring, pilotage, passage planning, anchoring and safety management on board. As part of the training course you’ll have the chance to develop your leadership skills by taking charge of a short passage. But don't worry! Our instructor will remain on hand to give advice and encouragement and ensure your safety.

Check out our RYA Day Skipper Fastrack Itinerary to see what you can expect on this 9 day course. 

RYA Day Skipper Fastrack Itinerary

What experience do I need?

Check you're up to scratch and can do everything on the Competent Crew Syllabus and then you'll know you're ready for Day Skipper Fastrack. You must be over 16.

What's included?

  • Accommodation on board throughout the course
  • Breakfast, lunch, refreshments and two evening meals – during the practical course only
  • The theory element of this course is self catering. However, a basic breakfast pack is provided
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Bedding and towels 
  • Safety equipment
  • Mooring fees
  • All charts and publications.
  • RYA Day Skipper theory Course
  • RYA Day Skipper Practical course.

Upon successful completion of our Day Skipper FastTrack training course you'll be awarded the RYA Day Skipper Theory and RYA Day Skipper Practical (tidal) qualification. The Day Skipper practical qualification also enables you to apply for an International Certificate of Competence (ICC).

Course schedule:

Start: 09:30 sharp on Saturday at Queensway Quay Marina.

End: 16:30 on Sunday at Queensway Quay Marina 

* Please note, the earliest return flight you could catch from Gibraltar Airport is from 17:00

Accommodation on board is available on the Friday evening by prior arrangement at a cost of £50 (this can be booked online). If you are on the easyJet flight arriving into Gibraltar in the evening, please get in touch

This is a 9 day course.

Course cost:

Low Season (1st November - 31st March) from: £1149

High Season (1st April - 31st October) from: £1249

Option for own cabin:

To guarantee your own cabin for the duration of your course, please select available dates below.

Low Season (1st November - 31st March) from: £1499

High Season (1st April - 31st October) from: £1599

Please note: If you choose not to guarantee your own cabin, you may be allocated a saloon berth.

If you are making a booking for two people and are happy to share a cabin with each other, you do not need to select the own cabin option.

How to book:

It's easy! Just select the training course date you want below. Click on book, confirm that this is the course and date that you want and then complete your details on our secure online booking system. A 25% deposit is all that's needed, with the balance payable 30 days before your course starts.

What's next?

Being a qualified Day Skipper will allow you to charter yachts all around the world and RYA Day Skipper sail within the charter company's specified range from a safe haven.

Although this is enough for many people, the next step is the RYA Coastal Skipper Practical training course or to progress extra swiftly the RYA Coastal Skipper combined course. The RYA Coastal Skipper qualification will allow you to undertake more challenging and longer passages by day and night, handle the yacht in more demanding conditions and progress along your journey to RYA Yachtmaster. Our Extended Yachtmaster Preparation Course incorporates our Coastal Skipper Combined all the way through to RYA Yachtmaster.

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Course cost:

Low Season (1st November - 31st March) from:

£1149

High Season (1st April - 31st October) from:

£1249


Option for own cabin:

To guarantee your own cabin for the duration of your course, please select available dates below.

Low Season (1st November - 31st March) from:

£1499

High Season (1st April - 31st October) from:

£1599

Please note: If you choose not to guarantee your own cabin, you may be allocated a saloon berth.

If you are making a booking for two people and are happy to share a cabin with each other, you do not need to select the own cabin option.

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  • My 2 daughters (aged 14 and 11) and I spent a wonderful 5 days on the water, to achieve our Competent Crew accreditation, under the confident, capable care of Tom White. Instructive, inspiring and really, really good fun! Great facilities, lovely food and the company of wild dolphins - what more could anyone ask for? We loved it! Thank you Tom and all the JP team!​


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  • My 2 daughters (aged 14 and 11) and I spent a wonderful 5 days on the water, to achieve our Competent Crew accreditation, under the confident, capable care of Tom White. Instructive, inspiring and really, really good fun! Great facilities, lovely food and the company of wild dolphins - what more could anyone ask for? We loved it! Thank you Tom and all the JP team!​


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