RYA Competent Crew, Day Skipper Sailing and PowerBoat Courses in Scotland from ScotSail

ScotSail are Specialists in RYA Day Skipper Practical and Competent Crew Courses Scotland

RYA Day Skipper / I.C.C. 'Charter License' Sailing Course

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Learn to be a responsible Skipper onboard a modern cruising yacht. Commanding the crew, planning, berthing, anchoring, mooring, and many more skills will be taught during our most popular course. You will need this RYA Certification if you want to Charter a Yacht Abroad, Get Yacht Insurance or even Buy a Boat. Thousands of ScotSail customers are now Day Skippers and now have the all-important International Certificate of Competence (ICC) or 'Charter License'.

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1. Prep for Sea

2. Deck Work

3. Navigation

4. Pilotage

5. Meteorology

6. Rules of the Road

7. Maintenance

8. Engines

9. Victualling

10. Emergencies

11. Handling (Power)

12. Handling (Sail)

13. Passage Making

14. Night Cruising


(Students may benefit from the RYA Day Skipper Theory Class/Self-Study Courses)

a) Engine checks & sail selection
b) Reefing, anchoring, mooring & berthing
c) Is Proficient in chartwork and routine navigational duties
d) Can prepare & execute pilotage plan including entries, approaches and departures
e) Can find & interpret forecasts & use barometer.
f) Has working knowledge

g) Able to carry out routine maintenance & use ropes/lines


h) Can change engine filters, pump impeller and bleed fuel system
i) Understands how to victual
j) MOB, flares, liferaft, emergency radio, towing and helicopter rescue
k) Berthing, mooring & anchoring under power
l) Berthing, mooring, anchoring & trimming under sail

m) Can plan & execute a coastal passage safely

n) Has experienced cruising at night, inc approach & departure




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Minimum Age
Pre-Course Experience

16 Years

(for award of certificate)

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One of the great advantages of a ScotSail Course or Experience, is that you and your crew can choose where you want to go. Getting involved in the decision making process is vital and really is all part of the fun. You and your crew have the power, with your Course/Experience Instructor, to decide where you will go. This decision will of course be taken according to the dictates of the weather, course / experience requirements and other factors - perhaps you've always wanted to buy the famous Isle of Arran Cheese, acquire luxury perfumes and soaps from Arran Aromatics, sample fresh fish and chips on the Isle of Bute or eat locally caught salmon in a restaurant in Tarbert?
A typical course or experience, be it a week or a weekend sailing, will entail leaving our centre at Largs Yacht Haven and engaging in sailing activities and training during the day, whilst en route to a destination. You will likely cover many tens of miles up to 100+ miles per week, and you will also have the opportunity to participate in a 4-hour night sail.

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