Maximum 5 students to 1 instructor.
You will never be asked to share a cabin with a complete stranger.
RYA DAY SKIPPER (combined)
Including the online theory course provided by Navathome.com an RYA-recognised training centre specialising in online training.
If you already have basic knowledge of sailing and wish to move up to the next level, the Day Skipper combined course will provide you with the experience required to skipper a yacht.
The RYA no longer distinguish between tidal and non-tidal sailing areas, so a certificate gained in Greece has the same value as one attained in the UK.
Thessalia School of Sailing runs the 5 day practical
course from Sunday to Thursday, with Friday as a bonus
day to practice your new skills. You will arrive in Volos on
Saturday and spend the first night on the boat. We will
arrive back in Volos on Friday lunchtime, leaving you free to travel home on Friday or Saturday.
Before joining us for the practical course, you will need to enrol in the online Day Skipper Theory course, delivered by Navathome.com, an RYA-recognised training centre specialising in online training.
You have 6 months to complete the theory course, so you can begin learning the theory before coming to Greece, then after 5 days on the boat, you will have a wealth of experience, allowing you to complete the online course and take the theory exam online.
Required pre-course experience
Minimum age: 18
It is not possible to complete this course as a complete beginner. It is assumed that you are proficient in the topics covered in the Competent Crew course and that you understand the basics of sailing, rope work, seamanship and have experienced at least 100 miles on a cruising yacht as an active crew member.
Charts and Publications, tidal awareness, anchoring, safety, buoyage, visual and electronic navigation, rules of the road, weather forecasts.
Preparation for sea, deck work, navigation, pilotage, maintenance and repair work, engine checks, victualling, emergency situations, yacht handling under power, yacht handling under sail, passage making, night cruising.
Duration: 6 days
Price: With Day Skipper Theory online:
Dates for 2020:
August 29th-September 4th
Method of assessment: There are no exams for the practical section of this course. Your instructor will assess your progress throughout the course.
The navigation course includes an online examination.
Certificates awarded: RYA Day Skipper practical, RYA Day Skipper Shorebased.
Included in the price: All meals on board the yacht. On board you’ll get freshly laundered linen & towels, pillows, and bedding.
The online navigation course and online assistance from a Yachtmaster Instructor.
You will receive your RYA Logbook, to record your mileage and the future courses that you may attend.
Not included: Meals eaten ashore and the cost of getting here (Please refer to our getting here page)