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day skipper exmination

Postby danielelongo » Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:19 am

Hi, all
me and my wife have a dream of sailing so that we are seriously looking for a boat.
meanwhile we are trying to get some experience and we want to get a day skipper RYA certificate.
I find the prices really extreme specially if need to be doubled,
so that I need to know if any one of you have never heard of a place or institution where is possible to go self-taught and give only the final examination.

Any news would be extremely help full
thank you all

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Postby little boy blue » Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:33 am

welcome to the forum.

in answer to your query - no, there is nowhere you can self teach and just sit the final exam for rya sailing courses. the reason for this is that there is no " final " exam. the certificate awarded is a " course completion certificate " so you must do the whole course satisfactoriy to get the certificate.
if you sign up for the courses in the low season ( ie usually october to march ) the price will be cheaper. if you are buying 2 courses it might be worth haggling for some discount.

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Postby Silkie » Sun Aug 24, 2008 8:09 pm

Another possibility is that if you enquire about courses at various schools they will almost certainly put you on their mailing lists and in the event of them having a cancellation you might get a tempting offer. Worked for me anyway and I was able to negotiate from a position of strength by offering to fill both empty places. I took my son along and paid less than half price but had to promise not to tell the rest of the participants!

This should be in tip of the week. :)
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thanks

Postby danielelongo » Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:35 pm

thanks for your answers great tips, other suggestion are very welcome!!!!

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Postby danielelongo » Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:36 pm

Silkie wrote:Another possibility is that if you enquire about courses at various schools they will almost certainly put you on their mailing lists and in the event of them having a cancellation you might get a tempting offer. Worked for me anyway and I was able to negotiate from a position of strength by offering to fill both empty places. I took my son along and paid less than half price but had to promise not to tell the rest of the participants!

This should be in tip of the week. :)
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Postby Silkie » Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:16 pm

You might get some more specific advice if you gave some idea of your location.
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Re: day skipper exmination

Postby mr angry » Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:54 am

I am in the same position as the original poster, although I have some experience having owned my own boats.

My boat is presently laid up for a refit and I though of chartering given the good sailing weath we are having on the Clyde just now, but they all ask for proof of experience//certification, so my partner and I are looking to take an RYA day skipper course (theory and practical) which to be honest are costly to say the least.

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Re: day skipper exmination

Postby Nick » Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:54 pm

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How long have you been sailing? Some companies will accept a sailing CV with sufficient experience.

Otherwise, if you have enough experience you can sit the Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster examinations without any formal tuition - but you do need to provide a boat and crew.
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Re: day skipper exmination

Postby Windfinder » Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:27 pm

mr angry wrote: I though of chartering given the good sailing weath we are having on the Clyde just now, but they all ask for proof of experience//certification,


I've got no quals and I've never had the slightest problem chartering in Scotland on the South Coast or abroad. On the Clyde http://www.fy-charter.co.uk/ will be able to hire you a boat without any paper quals.

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Re: day skipper exmination

Postby Alan_D » Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:11 pm

I find the prices really extreme


If you think that Day Skipper courses are expensive, wait till you get your own boat ....


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