Skip to content

Day Skipper Practical (Sail)

Starting 9.30am on the first day, at 9am on the following days, finishing at 5pm daily, except for one day, where we will be starting 10.30am and finishing by 9.30pm (winter)/ starting 11am and finishing by 11pm (summer) weather permitting

Upcoming Course Dates:

Monday 2nd to Friday 6th May (1 place left)

Monday 9th to Friday 13th May (Fully Booked)

Monday 16th to Friday 20th May (Fully Booked)

Monday 23rd to Friday 27th May (Fully Booked)

Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd June (2 places left)

Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd June (2 places left)

Monday 6th to Friday 10th June (Fully Booked)

Monday 13th to Friday 17th June (Fully Booked)

Monday 20th to Friday 24th June (3 places left)

Monday 27th to Friday 1st July (Fully Booked)

Monday 4th to Friday 8th July (4 places left)

Monday 11th to Friday 15th July (1 place left)

Monday 18th to Friday 22nd July (4 places left)

Monday 25th to Friday 29th July (4 places left)

Monday 1st to Friday 5th August (Fully Booked)

Monday 8th to Friday 12th August (4 places left)

Monday 15th to Friday 19th August (3 places left)

Monday 22nd to Friday 26th August (4 places left)

Monday 29th Aug to Friday 2nd Sept (4 places left)

Monday 5th to Friday 9th Sep (3 places left)

Monday 12th to Friday 16th Sep (4 places left)

Monday 19th to Friday 23rd Sep (4 places left)


Included in the price:

  • Accommodation on the boat from Monday night to Thursday night – we provide fresh linen and 1 towel
  • Breakfast and Lunch daily – lunch is homemade by a family member!
  • Dinner when not in home port (we usually spend one night in Mgarr Marina in Gozo, and on another night we return back to home port late to cover some night sailing, both weather permitting)
  • Fuel and mooring fees
  • RYA Day Skipper Practical Sail certificate upon successful completion of the course

Minimum age: 16

Ratio of students is 1 – maximum 4. 

The 5 days include RYA instruction by a fully qualified RYA instructor. 

On this course we take a mix of Competent Crew and Day Skipper students (as approved by the RYA), you will come together as a team to enjoy a week of sailing!

Required experience: Basic sailing ability. 5 days, 100 miles and 4 night hours onboard a sailing yacht. 

You should have the necessary level of skill required for Day Skipper theory prior to the course; if not we have the following options:

  • A 10 day combination course covering forty hours delivered in our classroom at our shore based centre in Gzira followed by 5 days practical on board our training yacht
  • Online! This is delivered by our partner company, Sailing Course Online, who are a RYA Recognised Training Centre specialising in online training. The course content is specifically delivered for an online experience, with bite-sized modules, regular auto-marked tests, and full support from the instructors at Sailing Course Online whenever you need them.

  • We also provide evening classes spread over 3 evenings throughout the month of January 

From our base in Marsamxetto Harbour we will be sailing around the Maltese Archipelago including the picturesque sister Islands of Comino and Gozo (weather permitting).

There will also be plenty of time to go ashore in the evenings to relax and spend time visiting historical landmarks and having the opportunity of tasting local cuisine.

On completion of the Day Skipper Practical course you will be able to skipper a yacht in familiar waters by day. Our instructors will teach you yacht handling under power and sail, a working knowledge of collision regulations, sail setting and much much more.


  • Travel light – no hard cases with wheels please
  • Towel for swimming
  • Sunblock, sun hat & sunglasses
  • Deck or soft shoes
  • Warm fleece for the evenings
  • Wash kit
  • Comfortable sailing clothing
  • Travel Insurance recommended


Preparing a yacht for sea, Deck work, Navigation, Pilotage, Meteorology, Rules of the Road, Maintenance and repair work, basic engine maintenance such as checking oil and water filters, Victualing, Emergency situations, Yacht handling under power, Yacht handling under sail, Passage planning and Night Cruising.

Next Step: RYA Coastal Skipper Course

Take the plunge! Book this course now.

Should you require more information or if you would like to book this course, please do not hesitate to get in touch.