Our RYA Day Skipper Practical course is for anyone who has limited or no cruising experience. This course will give you all the knowledge you need to safely handle a motor boat on the water. The RYA Day Skipper practical course introduces you to navigation, boat handling, anchoring, securing to a buoy and many other topics. The RYA Day Skipper Practical course is run over a four day period for up to 5 students. This course is run as a block week or over two weekends.

We have one of the most beautiful areas of Scotland for you to train in. The Clyde is well known for its commercial shipping environment and is the gateway to the west coast. Its tidal waters will give you an excellent grounding in your learning experience.

Seatrek Marine Services is the only school in Scotland that specialises in power and motor boating. Our instructors are very experienced and have an excellent knowledge of power craft. Whether you wish to do your training on the school boat or your own vessel you can rest assured you will be getting taught by the experts. Taking your RYA Day Skipper practical course with us will make sure you get a solid start to your cruising skill and knowledge.

The holder of the RYA Day Skipper practical certificate can apply for the ICC (International Certificate of Competence)

Students wishing to gain a commercial endorsement should check out our commercial training packages here.

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Seatrek RYA Day Skipper Practical Course Pre-Requisite Qualification and Experience


MINIMUM AGE
16 years old
Endorsements: none
PRIOR QUALIFICATION
No prior qualification required. The qualification attained on this course will be the RYA Day Skipper Practical.
PRIOR EXPERIENCE
We require the candidate to have RYA Day Skipper Theory Course or knowledge up to this level.

Seatrek RYA Day Skipper Practical Course Customer Testimonials

Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Training with Seatrek Marine Services

RYA Day Skipper Practical Course

Excellent. Happy and looking forward to coming back and no reservations in recommending Seatek to others

Allan N

RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course Testimonials
5.0
2016-11-03T13:32:16+00:00

Allan N

Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Training with Seatrek Marine Services
Excellent. Happy and looking forward to coming back and no reservations in recommending Seatek to others
Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Training with Seatrek Marine Services

RYA Day Skipper Practical Course

Thoroughly enjoyed my week. John was very good and helped explain things that I perhaps wasn't so sure about Thank you

Connor M

RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course Testimonials
5.0
2016-11-03T13:31:09+00:00

Connor M

Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Training with Seatrek Marine Services
Thoroughly enjoyed my week. John was very good and helped explain things that I perhaps wasn't so sure about Thank you
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Private Tuition

This is just to advise that the three lads were given a very thorough practical and oral examination by the MCA this morning which has resulted in all 3 passing with flying colours! A great deal of thanks is due to your selves and John for all your excellent input with the guys and I took the opportunity to give Seatrek a special mention.

Eric Brown - Western Ferries

RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course Testimonials
5.0
2016-11-04T10:59:57+00:00

Eric Brown - Western Ferries

Seatrek Marine Services delivering private tuition
This is just to advise that the three lads were given a very thorough practical and oral examination by the MCA this morning which has resulted in all 3 passing with flying colours! A great deal of thanks is due to your selves and John for all your excellent input with the guys and I took the opportunity to give Seatrek a special mention.
Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Training with Seatrek Marine Services

Private Tuition

John/Lesley,
 
Just a quick note to say thank you for the training I received today. It taught me a great deal in relation to wind and the effect it has on a boat and also the positioning of the boat prior to going into a manoeuvre. It was great to have such a relaxed (maybe not me) informative and worth while session.
 
Thanks, Ian

Ian

RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course Testimonials
5.0
2016-11-04T10:57:00+00:00

Ian

Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Training with Seatrek Marine Services
John/Lesley,   Just a quick note to say thank you for the training I received today. It taught me a great deal in relation to wind and the effect it has on a boat and also the positioning of the boat prior to going into a manoeuvre. It was great to have such a relaxed (maybe not me) informative and worth while session.   Thanks, Ian
Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Training with Seatrek Marine Services

RYA Day Skipper Practical Course

Fantastic and very professional

Edward Stewart

RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course Testimonials
5.0
2016-11-03T13:43:31+00:00

Edward Stewart

Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Training with Seatrek Marine Services
Fantastic and very professional
Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Training with Seatrek Marine Services

RYA Day Skipper Practical Course

Excellent course, John is a first class trainer, excellent and professional organisation

George T

RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course Testimonials
5.0
2016-11-03T13:33:34+00:00

George T

Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Training with Seatrek Marine Services
Excellent course, John is a first class trainer, excellent and professional organisation
5.0
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Seatrek RYA Day Skipper Practical Course FAQs


We have a supply of trousers and Jackets of different sizes which you are more than welcome to use.

Boots, gloves, hats and scarves are not available

Own boat training is something we can do, where ever, you have berthed your boat. All our instructors that we use have many years experience in all types of vessels. For full details on how you can do this contact the office
We recommend taking out cancellation insurance on all our courses. This helps protect you from any unforeseen circumstances similar if you went on holiday. Our full terms and conditions can be obtained from the office and are made clear on booking.

Seatrek RYA Day Skipper Practical Course Dates


Date/Time Event Book
12/12/2017 - 16/12/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
RYA Day Skipper Practical Course
Seatrek Marine Services, Kip Marina, Main Street, Inverkip, Renfrewshire, PA16 0AW, Inverkip Renfrewshire

Seatrek RYA Day Skipper Practical Course reference books and material


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Seatrek General Course Information


Courses taken on the water are carried out on board our 6.5 meter RIB and our 45′ Nelson. The RIB is suitable for all levels of students and has a 130hp Honda. Our Nelson has two twin Sabre’s

Shorebased courses are held either in our classroom or in hotel facilities depending on the numbers attending the course.

Times 09.00 – 17.00 hrs with  a break for lunch and morning &  afternoon refreshments.

Waterproof clothing is available should students not have their own. Life jackets are supplied on all courses, however, if students wish to bring their own then they are more than welcome.  They will be checked by your instructor prior to going out.

There are shower and toilet facilities on site with disabled access as well. It is recommended you bring with you a warm set of dry clothes to change into, in case of inclement weather. Sun cream hat and gloves are also a must, windburn and sunburn can be sore if preventive measures are not taken.

Included in the courses we run are the following:

  • Course books / packs
  • Certificates
  • Morning and afternoon refreshments
  • Instructor
  • Fuel
  • Berthing fees
  • Vat @ 20%

Our course dates are set throughout the year however, we understand that these may not suit your own schedules for work and family life.  We are happy to work with you to provide other suitable dates

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