Costa Blanca Sailing – RYA Yachting courses and Sailing in Spain Alicante

RYA 9 day Fastrack Day Skipper course

RYA Day Skipper Theory and Practical courses combined

Achieve your RYA day skipper theory and day skipper practical certificates in 9 days, that means only 1 week off work.

RYA Superfast 9-day Skipper Course Course in Spain

The course kicks off with 2 days of theory on the Saturday and Sunday. The theory course may be held either in our office which overlooks the beach nearby or on the boat depending on numbers involved in the course. Both our office and boat have air conditioning and heating so we can provide comfortable learning conditions all year round!

On Monday to Friday we do the Practical Day Skipper course, with one or 2 evening theory sessions on the boat, but mainly we will be putting theory into practice, navigating using charts day and night up and down the Costa Blanca Coast!

We finish of the Theory Course on Saturday and Sunday morning after the Practical course, with the Theory Exam on Sunday afternoon. Needless to say, you will be awarded both the RYA Day Skipper Theory and Practical certificates on successful completion of this combined course.

  • Suggested minimum pre-course requirement: 5 days sea time, 100 nautical miles and 4 night hours.
  • Assumed knowledge: Basic navigation and seamanship.
  • Course content: Pilotage, boat handling, seamanship, navigation, emergency situations, meteorology, rules of the road, engine maintenance and minor repairs, victualling and crew welfare. Tidal theory, course to steer, estimating position, interpreting charts, buoyage and IRPCS.
  • Ability after course: Be able to skipper a vessel safely in familiar waters by day, and be able to deal with unforeseen or emergency situations.
  • Minimum duration: 5 days.
  • Minimum age: 16 years.

Course includes:

  • On board accommodation throughout Friday evening until the following Sunday at 5pm.
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks every day.
  • All course material and certification is also included in the price.

This course is for those who already have some sailing experience roughly equivalent to the Competent Crew practical course. If you do not have any sailing experience, you should enrol on one of our 14 day Day Skipper course.

Course price


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Important: We strongly recommend that prior to your course you buy and read the following book(s) and bring them with you for your course:

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