RYA Day Skipper Motor

RYA Day Skipper Motor

RYA Day Skipper Motor is the most popular RYA motor cruising course. The course is perfect for people new to Motor Cruising, existing boat owners and students who would like to charter (hire) a motor cruiser either in the UK or abroad. Also included in the course is a free ICC assessment, this is the license required to skipper a motor cruisers up to 24 meters in European waters.

Our RYA Day Skipper Motor Cruising courses run at a student to instructor ratio of only 3:1 meaning all students get more space on the boat, more time on the helm and more instructor support, standard student to instructor ratio’s for RYA Motor cruising courses is 5:1!

Is this course right for me?

The RYA Day Skipper motor is designed to give students the knowledge and skills to skipper a motor boat in familiar waters by day time. Your four days onboard will all be the under the guidance of your RYA MCA qualified instructor. They will give you the space and knowledge to practice your new found skills over your time on board with us. On completion of this course you can apply for your International Certificate of Competence (ICC) Power up to 24 meters. This certificate is needed if you are going to European waters or looking to hire a motor bat abroad. Ocean Sports Tuition always includes the ICC assessment and a free VHF course* with every Day Skipper Motor Course

Do I need previous experience?

Yes,  as a minimum we recommend you have 2 prior days on a motor cruiser with 4 night hours, ideally the RYA Helmsman’s course. Your theory knowledge will need to be at a Day Skipper level or equivalent. Students must be at least 16 before attending this course, for students under 16 we recommend the RYA Helmsman’s course.

What will I learn? 

Preparation of the boat, boat handling, passage planning and making, navigation,use of GPS,  pilotage, rules of the road,  engine knowledge, checks and routine, maintenance,  night cruising and what to do in an emergency.

A full course syllabus can be found here.

Course Schedule:

Monday – Thursday inclusive

Course includes:

  • Low student instructor ration of 3:1
  • All moorings
  • Expert tuition
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Accommodation
  • Waterproofs
  • Free Parking at Saxon Wharf

Course Costs:

£1149.00 per person

Own boat tuition:

This course can run on your boat for your self or your group of up to 4 students. Own boat training from £250 per day.

Please contact us for more information regarding own boat tuition.

Course Location:

Unit 6 Saxon Wharf Marina


SO14 5QF


To book please look at our course dates, email us or phone us on  02381 242159.

If you have any questions, or want to know if the course is right for you, or just want to talk in more detail about the course, please don’t hesitate to give us a call as we love to talk boating.




*To redeem your FREE RYA VHF terms and conditions apply:

Students must like Ocean Sports Tuition Facebook page or leave a Trip advisor review

VHF course dates will be run at Ocean Sports Tuition discretion

VHF course dates will appear on the Ocean Sports Tuition Facebook page, they will also be emailed out to to all students on our mailing list

The offer is for instructor lead tuition, we can also offer the tuition via online training but for this option there is admin fee, currently £30.