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FIND THE RIGHT COURSE FOR YOU

FIND THE RIGHT COURSE FOR YOU

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Day Skipper Practical

5 days €750

Time to put your theory to the test!

Complete your Day Skipper practical exam with Wild West Sailing and become a better sailor. We’ll teach you all of the skills you need to confidently skipper a yacht and manage your crew.

Get a taste of the cruising life onboard our luxury training yachts. Master the craft of sailing on the iconic Atlantic coast of Galway and Sligo.

Skills You’ll learn

Our friendly and vastly experienced instructors will teach you:

  • Power handling in Marinas
  • Use of Springs
  • Sail selection and handling
  • Navigation and pilotage (Day & Night)
  • Weather forecasting
  • Marine engine maintenance

Many of our Day Skipper All-in-One graduates go on to buy their own boats in the same year.

Course certificate!

Students who successfully complete the Day Skipper course are awarded the ISA (Irish Sailing) Day Skipper practical course certificate.

Basic sailing skills and navigation to Day Skipper Theory level required.

Wanna Ace your Day Skipper Practical… Get a €50 discount off a 2 Day Pure Sailing Skills Course

Time to Complete
5 days – 1 long weekend (Sat to Mon- 3 days)
and 1 weekend (Sat and Sun- 2 days)

What’s Included
Life jackets and wet weather gear provided.

Our training yacht is “Soilse” a Beneteau Oceanis 350
We provide all food on board and cover fuel costs and marina fees

“Couldn’t have asked for a better sail instructor. Dave was extremely knowledgeable, but was patient in passing on that knowledge to others. Our time on Dave’s boat was an balance of intense learning experience, as well as great fun….. As an instructor, he helped us focus on the feel of a sail boat while learning to Skipper, rather than just the theory of it, a refreshing change to other courses I had previously been on. His love of the water and sailing inspired you to really want to qualify at the end of the course!”

Sophie Skinner – Sligo
Day Skipper

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Day Skipper All-in-One

10 Days Training

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Grow your confidence and skills!

Book your best in class Day Skipper Navigation course with Wild West Sailing this winter and get a €150 discount off your Day Skipper Practical.

Do the Day Skipper navigation and practical all-in-one with us and save. Its better and cheaper than any online nav course.

Our flexible combination means you get the maximum benefit from the combined 10-day learning experience.

Enjoy a minimum of 5 days of navigation theory over a number of winter weekends with additional one-to-one support throughout. Put your theory to the test over 5 days on your Day Skipper practical course available from spring.

Choose Wild West Sailing and become a better sailor. We’ll teach you all of the skills you need to confidently skipper a yacht and manage your crew.

Get a taste of the cruising life onboard our luxury training yachts. Master the craft of sailing on the iconic Atlantic coast of Galway and Sligo.