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Day Skipper
Fast Track

This 2-week intensive course takes you from first-timer to RYA Day Skipper so you are ready for the first charter.

From 2,350 Euros

RYA Day Skipper - Fast Track

Wanting to charter a yacht but don't have the license? Look no further, our 2-week intense course is designed to get you out on the water with your friends & family as quickly and safely as possible.

From 2,350 Euros

The ratio of student to instructor is Max 4:1 (usually 3:1)

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Pre Course Requirements

There are no pre-course requirements for this course as it is designed for beginners wishing to progress rapidly to Day Skipper level. Whether you choose to study the Theory with us in the classroom or online, on completion you will have key skills that will aid in your next sailing adventure!

Our advice is to pick up the RYA Day Skipper Handbook and have a stress free read through so you are familiar with some of the vocabulary used on yachts.

Pre Course Requirements

Course Syllabus

The RYA Day Skipper Fast Track is essentially 2 Practical Courses back to back.  Your first week you will complete the RYA Competent Crew course and then after a weekend off (or in the classroom if you are doing the Theory with us) you will go on to complete the RYA Day Skipper Practical course.  By the end of an intensive 2 weeks, you will have the confidence and ability for that first charter.


The Course Syllabus includes:

  • Preparation for sea

  • Passage Planning

  • Pilotage

  • Passage making & ability as skipper

  • Emergency Situations

  • Adverse weather conditions

  • Yacht handling under power

  • Yacht handling under sail

  • Passage making

  • Night cruising

Course Syllabus

What's Included

2,350 Euros inclusive of;

  • Welcome drinks on arrival

  • Breakfast & Lunch for the first 2 days of your course (Self-provisioning by individuals will be required after this).

  • 12 nights accommodation onboard the training yacht

  • Own Cabin

  • Use of life jackets

  • Marina fees

  • Fuel for the duration of the course

  • Clean Bed Linen and towels

  • 5 day RYA Competent Crew Course

  • 5 day RYA Day Skipper Practical Course

  • RYA Day Skipper Sail Handbook

  • RYA logbook

What's not included;

  • VHF Course and license

  • RYA Day Skipper Theory Course

Start and Finish Location: Marbella

What´s Included

What to Bring

Sailors are exposed to the elements and must always be prepared for 4 seasons. Due to limited storage on board, we always recommend you bring lightweight clothing to suit all possible weather scenarios. Key things to bring include;

  • Sun Protection 

  • SunGlasses 

  • Boat Friendly Shoes

  • Passport 

  • Shorts & T-shirts 

  • Light Trousers 

  • Bathing Equipment 

  • Lightweight Jumper or Jacket 

  • Personal Care Equipment (Shampoo, Deodorant, prescription Medicines)

  • Anti Sea Sickness Tablets - especially if not an experienced sailor.

  • X1 passport photograph

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What To Bring

Post Course

After being awarded your Day Skipper License you will be ready for your first charter.  Once you have some more sailing miles under your belt you will be ready to take on the RYA Coastal Skipper course! As Coastal Skipper, you will have the knowledge and skills to skipper a yacht on longer passages and at night.

Post Course

See Our Full Range Of Courses

Click on the course type to find out what courses are available

Marbella Sailing School is not just about being out on the water. Part of the RYA curriculum includes theory-based courses and vital skill training including First Aid & VHF Courses.

View all of our practical courses right here. Take to the sea and discover the joys of yachting while learning from experienced instructors who will make sure you learn & most importantly, have a good time.

For those looking to go from Zero to Hero, look no further than our Fast Track programs. Each one individually designed for your needs, whether it be for Charter or Professional work within the maritime industry.

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