Day Skipper

A course for aspiring skippers with some yachting experience and basic navigation and sailing skills.

Learn to skipper on a short passage with the instructor at hand to give advice and encouragement and ensure your safety. Experience being in charge, taking credit when it all  goes well and being responsible when it doesn’t.

Before this course, if you are not sure that you sailing is up to speed, a good way to learn in on an RYA Level 2 dinghy course. This will teach you to sail around a course and control the boat’s speed.

If it’s help with navigation that you need, you should take our Day Skipper shorebased course.

The Day Skipper course can be taken in tidal or non-tidal waters and your certificate will be endorsed accordingly.

Many people have there Day Skipper certificate but do not have the confidence to still go it alone on the water. Butterfly Yacht Charters will help build up your miles and confidence.

We often run a weekend refresher course covering most of the Day skipper Practical requirements , but not under the same pressure as many candidates find themselves when sitting the exam.