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Why would I attend an RYA Day Skipper Course with Prosailing Malta?

The answer is very simple. Malta has great weather nearly all year round and the sun shines for approximately 300 days a year. Our second national language is English so communication with almost anyone on the island is easy. Flight connections are excellent, and the airport is only 15 minutes away from the Marina.

Most people appreciate that to become a safe skipper you will require some training. The scope for the RYA Day Skipper course is for anybody that wishes to gain confidence to skipper a small cruising yacht or motor boat by day in waters with which they are familiar.

During our courses at Prosailing Malta we do not always encounter fair settled weather. We also encounter strong winds, rough seas, rain and so on. We use the elements to our advantage improve the skills of our students. At times people do not realize how much there is to learn until the pass through a rough experience or nasty surprise.

RYA courses aim to give the potential Day skipper sufficient information to make informed choices about their cruising; should we sail today given this forecast? Where shall we anchor when we get there?

The recommended route is to do the training in two parts. The first covers the theory and knowledge-based training such as meteorology, navigation, pilotage techniques and collision regulations. The second is putting this theory into practice in addition to developing the practical skippering skips of crew management.

The course is delivered over 5 days for sail or four days for motor. At Prosailing Malta we use a 12.5 meter Beneteau oceanis for the RYA Day skipper sail and a 10 meter Rodman for the RYA Day skipper motor course.

All RYA Courses are conducted in English so you can rest assured that there will be no language barrier between the instructor and the students.

Visit the RYA Day Skipper Course page to see for yourself how much you can learn and above all it’s also fun. Be safe and feel confident by attending an RYA Day skipper course in Malta with Prosailing Malta. Be it power or sail we do it all.

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