BOOK NOW RYA Day Skipper & Competent Crew Courses

August, September, October Course dates

We have a limited number of places available in our

August, September and October Day Skipper & Competent Crew/ Introduction to sailing 


The training will be on board one of our Beneteau yachts, based at Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club Newport.We run our courses in two parts to minimise time away from work for participants, to complete the course you will need to attend a total of two weekends, over 6 month period (thus 5 days in total). Additional dates will be schedule in November and December.

The Day Skipper course is ideal for those who are seeking to gain sea going short passage experience and Competent Crew is ideal for those who are new to sailing.Both are designed to enhance your sailing/boat handling skills and provide you with the knowledge and experience to comfortably and confidently sail the boat in a variety of conditions and sea states. RYA qualifications come with international recognition and are accepted by all the leading Charter Companies as proof for bareboat skipper experience.For further details of courses also see SailTime Sailing School. 

Month Times
August Friday August 22nd 10am to Sunday August 24th 4pm
September 6pm Friday 12th September to approx 4pm Sunday 14th September
October 10am Friday 17th October to approx. 4pm Sunday 19th October
Dates to be advised
To obtain either the RYA/YA Day Skipper Practical or Competent Crew qualification you will need to attend a total of 5 days. For Day Skipper students, it is also recommended that you complete the Marine Radio Operators Licence exam which we can organise through your local Marine Rescue NSW Base (estimated cost $180).
Cost of Program
Special PromotionThe fee for the 5 day practical course is normally $1400 including GST, under our special promotion, the course fee is just $1200* for both Part One and Two combined – a saving of $200.*Fee can be paid in two installments

The course will be conducted by Phil Darling, RYA Yachtmaster Instructor, Chief Instructor SailTime Newport and we only have 5 students per course to ensure all students get plenty of hands on experience. 

We provide all meals and refreshments, you just bring preferred snacks, bedding and wash gear.

For any questions or to secure one of the remaining places, please call us on
1300 944 974, email or complete and return the attached booking form.

And when you have completed your training:

SailTime  Cruising Membership or SailTime Racing membership
can provide you with the opportunity to put your new found skills into practice – ASK about our special joining fee offer to sailing school students.Feedback from some of our students:I would also have the highest appreciation for the course and the way it was structured and conducted.
– Peter B

I just wanted to let you know just how impressed I was with the course you conducted.
While for me it refreshed allot of things I’d forgotten (and many new bits of knowledge)  I thought that we all got a lot out of it.All the students were great company and you suffered our stupidity( on occasions), without any visible signs of stress. Thanks once again!

– Ray M

I am writing to thank Sail Time and specifically Phil Darling for the high quality and standard of training conducted for me over two days 23-24 July 2013 on board private yacht ‘ Meltemi’ for the purpose of improving my knowledge and skills associated with preparations for RYA Yacht master assessment.

– Brian H

It was great to meet you all and spend a great weekend on the water.
Thanks Phil for the great instruction!

– Mark G 

See you on the water!

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