RYA Practical Courses - Sailing

All practical courses depart from the premises of the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron (RNSYS) on Monday morning. We can offer all RYA sailing practical courses including Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore Prep and mileage building during the sailing season from May through to Early October depending on demand and logistics.


Day Skipper Practical
The Day Skipper course is taught onboard Coronation. You will learn pilotage, navigation, seamanship, and boat handling up to the standard required to skipper a small cruising yacht safely by day in waters in which you are familiar. Duration is five days. Minimum age - 16.

ISW will offer Day Skipper Courses in Late August and September 2019:

*These courses may be run as combined Coastal Skipper/Competent Crew courses depending on demand.

Coastal Skipper Course
The aim of the course is to teach the skills and techniques required to skipper a cruising yacht of 7 to 15 metres safely on coastal and offshore passages by day and night. Duration is five days. Minimum age - 17

  • According to demand

International Certificate of Competency & CEVNI Exams
In Slocum's Wake is also authorized to assess for the International Certificate of Competency and CEVNI exams which are required to operate small non-commercial vessels in some foreign charter destinations such as Europe, the Mediterranean, etc. (more information). The cost for the ICC assessment is CAD$500 total. If the candidate has completed the online course below, the cost for the practical portion of the assessment is CAD$250.

The ICC assessment is one day in length. Candidates are urged to complete the ICC online theory course delivered by Navathome via In Slocum's Wake. Cost for the course is CAD$250. Contact us for further details.