Port Solent Sailing School

RYA Day Skipper combined course

RYA Day Skipper combined course


The Sunsail RYA Day Skipper nine day combined course is designed for students looking for an efficient way to achieve their RYA Day Skipper theory and RYA Day Skipper practical qualifications within a short period of time.

The combined course synergises the theoretical and practical elements of the Day Skipper courses into one intensive block of instruction, which takes place at Sunsail’s UK base at Port Solent, on the South Coast of England. 

The RYA Day Skipper nine day combined course is ideal for those preparing for a yacht charter or flotilla holiday from one of our many international sailing bases.

Where to take this course with Sunsail

Portsmouth, UK

Why take this course with Sunsail?

The Sunsail RYA Day Skipper nine day combined course enables you to complete your theory and practical Day Skipper course together, in just nine days.

At the end of the course, if successful, you will have an invaluable insight into how to make decisions on board and stay safe while at sea.

The course will enable you to skipper a yacht by day in familiar waters, providing knowledge and experience of pilotage, navigation and boat handling.


Accommodation for the duration of the theory course is not included however there are hotels available nearby such as the Premier Inn or Marriott hotel 10mins walk from the marina or the Village Hotel around a 10min drive.

Accommodation for the practical section of the course is on board our yachts. Please note that the accommodation for the practical course is a single berth upon a shared yacht and that this may include sharing a cabin or sleeping in a converted berth in the saloon. 

2019 9 day combined course dates

Available dates at Portsmouth base:

16th March
18th May
15th June
24th August
28th September
19th October
9th November

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