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Day Skipper Practical

5 days €750

Wild West Sailing | Sophie Takes it in her Stride

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 confined spaces
  • Sail selection and handling
  • Navigation and pilotage (Day & Night)
  • Weather forecasting
  • Marine engine maintenance

Course certificate!

Students who successfully complete the Day Skipper course are awarded the RYA 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

10days €1000

Wild West Sailing - Tim's all in

Grow your confidence and skills!

Book the Wild West Sailing best in class Day Skipper theory and practical, all in course and save €150.

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.

Skills you’ll learn

Our friendly and vastly experienced instructors will teach you:

  • Power handling in confined spaces
  • Sail selection and handling
  • Navigation and pilotage (Day & Night)
  • Weather forecasting
  • Marine engine maintenance

Students who successfully complete the Day Skipper course are awarded the RYA 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 in the classroom
5 days on the water

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

“The breadth of Dave’s knowledge is both broad and detailed and he has such a calm and involved method of teaching that it is a real pleasure to be on a boat with him. I completed the dayskipper course with Dave on Dublin bay and finished the course with such an intense passion for sailing I immediately booked the Round Ireland mile builder with him. It’s rare that you meet someone that has such an obvious desire to share understanding and is also a bit of craic, Dave O’Connor has both in spades!”

Patrick Shrayne – Galway
Day Skipper

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