RYA Day Skipper and Competent Crew practical courses
Gain the highly prized RYA ‘Day Skipper’ License and skipper your own charter yacht, or become a valued crew member with a ‘Competent Crew’ certificate. Odysseus Sailing Holidays in collaboration with RYA instructor Rick Driscoll and Corfu Sea School, are offering you the opportunity to gain RYA qualifications, by enrolling on the RYA Day Skipper or Competent Crew practical courses.
Option 1. “Two Week Package ” (RYA course + 1 Week Bareboat charter sailing)
Week one would see you joining RYA instructor Rick Driscoll on board his sailing yacht ‘Blue Planet’ for a 5 day practical sailing course, (either Day Skipper, Competent Crew) or a combination of both, followed by a bareboat charter on an Odysseus Sailing Holidays yacht for week two.
Option 2. “Refresher Course” 2 Week Package
This package is designed for those of you who already have skipper licenses but perhaps haven’t sailed for some time and need a confidence boost. Details describing package The refresher course entails RYA instructor Rick Driscoll joining you on board your Oddyseus sailing yacht with you for week one. He will take you through all the necessary techniques reminding you how to operate a bareboat charter boat safely, so that you can enjoy the following bareboat week with renewed confidence (essentially a reminder of your Day Skipper training).
Option 3. “ ICC” certificate
This is a four hour practical exam designed to test your skills and knowledge of sailing, with the aim of being awarded the ICC certificate (which most European countries require), in order to charter a boat. Taking place on a Sunday you would need to demonstrate you knowledge of anchoring, mooring, sail handling and navigation. This exam is only suitable for candidates with good sailing abilities and navigational knowledge and does not include any training.