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Course offered by Iván

Between 5 and 6 days
Available in Spanish, French, English, Portuguese
muy chula (3)
The Day Skipper course teaches piloting, sailing, seamanship and boat handling up to the level required to skipper a small cruising yacht safely by day.
Key points
-Go from crew member to skipper.
-Navigation, short passages and some night navigation.
-Many docking and undocking practices in marinas.
Course completely on board, with all meals included. One of the RYA Instructors will work with you through the entire curriculum, covering everything you need to know to be a competent and helpful skipper on any future yacht you sail on.
A vacation training
Every day, you will sail to a new place, visiting the wonderful ports and anchorages of the Rías Baixas. You'll end each day both on dry land and in beautiful anchorages, and there's usually the chance to go ashore for a well-deserved beer and chat about the day's training.
In the best place to learn to sail. Las Rias are one of the best places to sail in the world, with its great variety of locations, protected waters, gentle tides and variety of scenery.
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  • Plan
    Preparation for the sea:
    Being able to prepare a yacht for sea, including engine checks, sail selection, lashing and stowage of all equipment on and below deck.

    Deck work:
    You can lower, reef and change sails to suit prevailing conditions.
    You can prepare an anchor, mooring lines, and take charge of the crew by mooring alongside, pulling up to a buoy, anchoring, and sailing.

    In Navigation:
    Be proficient in nautical chart work and backcountry navigation routines, including: Taking and plotting visual landmarks. Use electronic navigation equipment to fix position.
    Use of waypoints.
    Working up to DR and EP.
    Estimation of tidal heights and tidal currents.
    Determine course to steer to allow for tidal current, leeway and drift.
    Knowledge of IALA beaconing.
    Maintenance of navigation records.
    Use of echo sounder.

    You can prepare and execute a route plan for entering or leaving port.
    Understands the use of leading lines and oppositions.
    I use the probe as piloting aids.

    Know the sources of forecast information.
    Interpret forecasts and use a barometer as a forecasting aid.

    Practical knowledge of International Regulations to Prevent Collisions at Sea.

    Maintenance and repair work:
    Understands and is able to perform maintenance tasks.
    Know the properties and uses of the common ends of synthetic fibers.

    He knows how to change fuel and water filters, pump impeller, and bleed the fuel system.

    Understand how to provision a yacht.

    Emergency situations:
    He is capable of taking the correct measurements as a skipper for man overboard recovery.
    Understands the use of distress flares and how to use a life raft.
    You can operate a radiotelephone in an emergency and send a distress message.
    Understand how to secure a trailer.
    Understands rescue procedures, including helicopter rescue.

    Motor yacht handling:
    It can safely take a boat to and from a berth, mooring buoy, and anchor in various wind and tide conditions.
    You can steer and trim the sails effectively at all points of navigation.

    route plan:
    You can plan and conduct a coastal voyage, taking into account the relevant navigational hazards and the limitations imposed by the type of vessel and the strength of the crew.

    Night cruise:
    He has experienced sailing at night, including port entry and exit.
    Understands the special consideration of route plans, watching and identifying marks at night.

    Work efficiency is not affected/partially affected/severely affected by dizziness.

    Government and sailing:
    Understands the basics of sailing and can steer and trim sails at all points of sailing.
    You can follow a compass course, sailing and motoring.

    general duties:
    Has satisfactorily carried out general duties on deck and below deck in connection with the daily routine of the ship.

    Hours: Monday at 9:00 a.m. - Friday at 9:00 a.m.
    Duration: 5 days (Monday to Friday)
    Minimum of 2 students signed up to take the course.
    Periodicity: all year
    Ship: Grand Soleil 43
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Other information
90% of students sign up on their own, so these are great courses if you come alone. . It's a fun little group of like-minded people all working towards the same goal.

You can expect another 4 crew members on board, with a maximum of five students.
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Meet Iván, the coordinator
5 reviews At Sailwiz since 2020
We are a nautical company with training and charter services. We provide all Spanish qualifications, RYA traning center and non-regulated nautical training.
We have the most modern and equipped fleet in the Spanish Atlantic in a paradise for navigation that is only beginning to be known.
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Boat details

Our Grand Soleil 43 is one of the most renowned designs of the Cantiere del Pardo shipyard. A magnificent fast cruiser: fast, noble and solid ocean cruiser.

A classic that we keep in perfect condition and unmatched when it comes to enjoying sailing.

Complete equipment, air conditioning, heating, greater roller in hydranet,... B&G electronics renewed in 2023, etc...

With a capacity for 10 people, the boat is equipped with 3 double cabins, and 2 bathrooms.
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  • Model: Canteria del Pardo - Grand Soleil 43
  • Capacity: 10 spots
  • Length: 13.39 m
  • Cabins: 3
  • Year: 1998
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • GPS
  • Life jackets
  • VHF
  • Sounding line
  • Autopilot
  • Wind equipment
  • Tender
  • Shower

Additional Information

  • Insurance
  • Final cleaning
  • Costs of mooring and anchoring
  • Meals on board
  • Professional skipper
  • Gas
Not included
  • Food and drink on land
  • Travel to the boat
  • Certificates
Payment methods
  • Credit/debit card
  • Wire transfer

5 · 5 reviews

  • Editor de fotos_Mhkjy0
    February of 2023
    Iván está en todo momento explicándote y diciéndote que hagas tú las maniobras, muy didáctico y útil todas las enseñanzas y uno todo el día absorbiendo, muy útil el curso
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    July of 2022
    Realmente no fue Mar quien impartió el curso sino Anna. Persona muy agradable y con mucha experiencia en la navegación. El curso está muy bien ya que es diferente a otros incidiendo en maniobras en puerto, preparación del barco antes de partir, maniobras en agua, trimado de las velas,...
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    June of 2022
    Tanto Mar como Ivan, que fue quien dio el curso, a nivel personal fueron encantadores.
    La actividad resultó positiva y muy práctica, incidiendo en los aspectos que tenía menos claros
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    Javier P
    November of 2021
    Course for Patterns.
    <br> A fully recommended experience for anyone who wants to see how the theory of sailing can become a reality, even despite the weather conditions. Very practical course that gives you a lot of confidence.
    <br> An instructor who achieves this deserves an outstanding grade.
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    francisco m
    October of 2021
    Really the best Charter by far that I have rented. Mar gave us all kinds of facilities, recommended places to go, the boat is impeccable and it shows that they are very good people. I rented it for two days and I was able to visit the Cies Islands and anchor in a dream site that he recommended. It is true that time accompanied us but I think it is an area to discover, but above all the quality of treatment. thank you sea
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  • Start: 1 Apr. MTWSaSu from 09:00 to 09:00
    4 places available
    975 € /person
  • Start: 29 Apr. MTWSaSu from 09:00 to 09:00
    4 places available
    975 € /person
  • Start: 3 Jun. MTWSaSu from 09:00 to 09:00
    4 places available
    975 € /person
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