WEEKEND COURSE: Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd + Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th October (2 places left)
Monday 4th to Friday 8th October (Fully Booked)
Monday 11th to Friday 15th October (Fully Booked)
Monday 18th to Friday 22nd October (Fully Booked)
Monday 25th to Friday 29th October (Fully Booked)

WEEKEND COURSE: Friday 5th, Saturday 6th, Sunday 7th + Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th November (1 place left)
Monday 15th to Friday 19th November (Fully Booked)
Monday 29th Nov to Friday 3rd December (4 places left)

Monday 29th Nov to Friday 3rd December (4 places left)
Monday 6th to Friday 10th December (3 places left)

Other Details:

  • Duration – Duration – 5 Days, 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
  • Fee – €695
  • Maximum number of students: 4


RYA Day Skipper Practical is a must for skippers who wish to take out their family and friends, the entry level to skippering and a minimum qualification.

We are a fully recognised RYA training centre. At PROSAILING MALTA our mission is to deliver sailing excellence from the novice to the more experienced sailor.

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 followed by 5 days practical on board our training yacht.
  • We also provide evening classes spread over 3 evenings throughout the month of January for the Day Skipper Theory course

Five days sailing! The best way sailing skills are acquired in a safe and fun environment.

Our base is in Marsametto Harbour, Malta. Malta offers safe and warm sailing all the year round. Weather conditions are ideal for sailing.

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.


A practical course: 5 full days of sailing including night hours.

The Day Skipper Practical Course costs €695 and is fully inclusive of accommodation on board a 41 foot Beneteau Oceanis 411 Clipper, fuel, fresh bedding. All food including water, tea and coffee, breakfast and lunch is included on all days and an evening meal whilst at sea, Moorings when in home port, Completion Certificates and all safety equipment. We take a maximum of 4 students on board.

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
  • 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