Option 1: 9 Day Classroom Theory & Practical Sailing Combined 
Option 2: Online Theory with 5 Day Practical Sailing
Option 3: 5 Day Classroom Theory with 5 Day Practical Sailing

COURSE FEES – Discounted package prices:
Option 1: US$1,495
Option 2: US$1,210
Option 3: US$1,540

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This is a 2 course package that brings RYA Competent Crew up to the RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification which is the qualifying grade for the award of an International Certificate of Competence (ICC)

The package comprises:
Option 1: RYA Day Skipper Theory – Theory Course taken over the first 4 days in the Classroom followed immediately by the RYA Day Skipper Practical – which involves 5 days of practical sailing. The assessments for the Theory courses are taken during the Practical course.
Given that many people take a 2 week vacation this is an ideal package that combines Day Skipper training with the opportunity to take a few days R & R in the Caribbean, or one or two of our Short Courses to supplement your training.
Option 2: RYA Day Skipper Theory taken Online with 40 / 50 hours of computer home study with an online tutor to guide and assess your work. You then attend our RYA Sailing School to finish off with your RYA Day Skipper Practical. The Online Home Study Course is delivered by Navathome.

Option 3: RYA Day Skipper Theory taken in our open air classroom with panoramic views over the Antiguan hills, followed by a 2 day break before you put to sea for your RYA Day Skipper Practical.
Some students prefer “face to face” tuition, others prefer working online. The choice is yours!

RYA Day Skip Sail HandbookRead what our past clients think in our Client Reviews

Course Package Cost – Inclusions are the same as for courses booked individually.


  • All year round starting on Sundays subject to prior bookings. With 3 yachts and 3 instructors we are confident we can offer you what you want, when you want it.
  • Reserve your dates.

Consider our 1 or 2 day training courses that will enhance your training and make the most of your time in Antigua. Not only will you maximise the investment in your trip, you will depart with three RYA qualifications instead of two!

If you wish to include any of our 1 or 2 Day Courses in your package please contact us for availability


Please visit our USA Online Store, or UK Online Store for the following recommended pre-course study materials, and a selection of clothing, sailing and travel accessories.

  • International Regulations for the Prevention of Collision at Sea
  • RYA Weather Handbook
  • RYA Navigation Exercises
  • Day Skipper Theory
  • Day Skipper Practical
  • Day Skipper Handbook

To assist with your planning we offer some suggestions for Accommodation and Travel

Day Skipper Theory Syllabus

DST - Syllabus

Nautical terms
Rope work
Anchor work
International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (IRPCS)
Definition of course, position and speed
Navigational charts and publications
Navigational drawing instruments
Chart work
Tides and Tidal Streams
Visual aids to navigation
Passage planning
Navigation in restricted visibility
Marine environment

Day Skipper Practical Syllabus

DSP - Syllabus

Preparation for sea
Deck work
Rule of the road
Maintenance and repair work
Emergency situations
Yacht handling under power
Yacht handling under sail
Passage making
Night cruising

Day Skipper Theory and Practical Package Antigua
Day Skipper Theory and Practical Package Caribbean