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RYA Coastal Skipper
Intermediate
5 Days Midweek
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3 Weekends
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About this course

Skippering a yacht on coastal and offshore passages demands strong navigation, seamanship and leader skills.

The RYA Coastal Skipper Practical course prepares those with previous skippering experience to undertake longer coastal voyages.

During the RYA Coastal Skipper course your instructor will guide you through navigation, both offshore and in limited visibility, weather forecasting and passage planning, watch keeping and preparations for sea. 

You will put this all into practice as each student plans and executes passages taking complete command of the yacht. Coastal skippers must be good boat handlers and you will receive plenty of practice mooring the yacht and have at least 4 hours night sailing. Weather permitting the yacht will undertake a longer coastal passage.

At the successful completion of the RYA Coastal Skipper course you will be awarded the RYA Coastal Skipper Course Completion Certificate and will be able to skipper coastal passages safely and confidently by day and night

Course details

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Course Price
5 Days Midweek
725
3 Weekends
895
Pre-course experience
15 days, 2 days as skipper, 300 miles, 8 night hours
Assumed knowledge
Boat handling to the standard of Day Skipper and navigation to shorebased Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster™ Offshore
Minimum duration
5 days
Course content
  • Passage planning
  • Preparation for sea
  • Pilotage
  • Passage making and ability as skipper
  • Yacht handling under power
  • Yacht handling under sail
  • Adverse weather conditions
  • Emergency situations
Ability after course
Able to skipper a yacht on coastal passages by day and night

What's included

Food and Drinks

Food & Drinks

During the course all evening meals, snacks and drinks are fully included unless on shore which is optional.
Accommodation

Accommodation

All yachts are fitted with three double cabins and two salon berths. Pillows and bed linen are provided.
Harbour Fees

Harbour Fees

During the course you will be staying in different harbours, all costs for mooring and harbour fees are included.
Parking

Parking

We provide free parking facilities within walking distance from the yachts.
Publications

Publications

The RYA Coastal Skipper course is included and available as an E-book or paper version.
Certificate

Certificate

Photo certificate and RYA registration, please ensure to bring a passport size photograph.
fred jones
20 January
It was a challenging experience, but was a blast once I got the hang of it. I wish I would have done it the next day as well.
fred jones
20 January
It was a challenging experience, but was a blast once I got the hang of it. I wish I would have done it the next day as well.
fred jones
20 January
Arthur managed our eight person group with patience and great communication skills.