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5-day practical Day Skipper course

Port of departure: Gibraltar
750€ Per personFull boat
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Coordinator: Catherine, 47 years old
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Climb aboard for 5 days to improve your sailing skills with the practical Day Skipper course. You will practice boat handling, tidal navigation, pilotage and seamanship from a professional RYA Instructor and get qualified to charter a yacht as Skipper.

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  • RYA Day Skipper course
Check-in on Sunday: Meet and greet at 6pm in Gibraltar
Fly in early so you can go on a Gibraltar Rock tour! Have dinner ashore in Gibraltar and sleep on board Sunday night.

Monday: We will have a safety brief and class on how to prepare the yacht for sea and mooring procedure. The rest of the day will be spent in the bay of Gibraltar which is a perfect sail training exercise area. You will do drills, like sailing a circle to fully understand the different points of sail and sail trim, tacking, gybing, anchoring, boat handling under power and sail, wind awareness, sail trim and man overboard drills etc. The rest of the week is spent perfecting those skills on short passages. Enjoy sailing around the Rock and keep an eye out for dolphins!

Tuesday: Weather permitting, we plan passage to Ceuta, Africa which will be approximately 4-6 hours by sail. Expect passage planning in the morning, tidal navigation and understanding Collision regulations in the shipping lanes of the Straits of Gibraltar, and practicing Mediterranean mooring techniques.

Wednesday: Passage back over the Strait of Gibraltar to Spain. Depending on the wind, we may moor in a number of ports, perhaps the stunning marina of Sotogrande, La Duquesa or Estepona.

Thursday: We will sail to another Spanish port with a possible night sail into the bay of Gibraltar where there are lots of lights, bouys and traffic for the Day Skippers to practice your night navigation skills.

Friday: We will sail back to Gibraltar practicing more exercises like mooring, man overboard skills, etc.

Course ends Friday night, but accommodation is included up to Saturday morning. Optional/free.
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Included in the price
  • Costs of mooring and anchoring
  • Meals on board
  • Professional skipper
  • Bed linens
  • Gas
  • Moorings
  • Snacks
  • Title processing
Not included in the price
  • Food and drink on land
  • Flights
Additional information
Required experience: All crew need to have completed the Day Skipper shore-based course (which we can arrange for you to do at home online) and approx. 5 days sailing experience, 100 sea miles and 4 night hours. If this course is needed, please enquire via the Skipper Chat function or enquire with the Sailwiz Team.


Price includes accommodation on the yacht from Sunday to Saturday morning, fresh laundered bedding, food on board (breakfast and lunch every day and homemade evening meals and wine 2 nights of the week), wet weather gear, life jackets and safety harness, mooring fees, electric and water, fuel and RYA qualified experienced instructors.

Why do your course with us in Gibraltar?
- We have a lot of experience - we have been running courses for 23 years and sailing in the area for 33
- We have a new yacht!
- Warm and sunny weather for sailing all year round
- Easy travel to Africa and Spain
- Amazing wildlife to see - dolphins, pilot whales, monkeys
- We have the best instructors (references available)
- Cheap flights and a 15 minute walk from the Gibraltar airport to your yacht
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The boat
2018 Fast modern and comfortable yacht. fully equiped with safety equipment up to RYA and MCA standards. 2 wheels and large spacious cockpit and swimming platform. Good headroom down below and electric heads. She is a fast yacht with a good selection of sails including a spinnaker.
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  • Model:Bavaria Yachts - Blue line Cruiser 37 with sports
  • Capacity:6 spots
  • Length:11.30 m
  • Cabins:3
  • Year:2018
  • Bathrooms:1
  • GPS
  • Life jackets
  • VHF
  • Electric windlass
  • Wind equipment
  • Tender
  • Bow thruster
  • Shower
  • Fishing rods
Crew members
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Meet Catherine, the coordinator
47 years old · From Gibraltar
2 reviews
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  • 5-day practical Day Skipper course
    April 2018
    We've enjoyed our Day skipper course very much and learned a lot from our instructor John who allowed us to make mistakes and learn from them. The straits of Gibraltar are an excellent area to test your skills and experience sailing in close proximity of large vessels. We recommend this sailing school to anyone who is seriously interested in sailing.
  • 5-day practical Day Skipper course
    March 2018
    Staff highly responsive & professional. Training prepared in every aspect, starting from registration and on-boarding to yacht preparation and training on the water itself. Lots of useful, practical tips on handling the yacht & manoeuvres. I did the Day Skipper course there and can recommend the school for beginners and/or people who wish to further enhance sailing skills.
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