Coastal Skipper

Course Details

Duration: 5 Days

Day Timings: 18:00 on the evening before, until approx 16:30 on the last day.


Minimum Age – 18

Prior Experience – Day Skipper Standard, 15 Days on Board (2 as Skipper), 300 miles, 8 night hours.  Navigation to Shorebased Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore

Course Qualifications –RYA Coastal Skipper

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£495 per person

About The Course

RYA Coastal Skipper course covers advanced skippering techniques for coastal passages, day and night, for those with considerable knowledge of sailing and navigation.

The course consists of skippered passages in a variety of situations.  Each student will skipper more challenging passages and learn more about passage planning, pilotage by day and night, boat handling, safety and emergency situations.

You will find the course easier if you have already completed Coastal/Yachtmaster  Theory, as the navigation elements are more advanced than for Day Skipper.

At this Coastal Skipper level, you should be able to undertake more difficult passages by day and night and handle the yacht in more demanding conditions.

It is a demanding but satisfying week, working towards the RYA Coastal Skipper Certificate of Competence.

By the end of the course, you should have the knowledge, if not the experience to be come a Yachtmaster.  This course can be followed with an RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal Exam if required, which can in turn be commercially endorsed.  


Mon 20th to Fri 24th August

Mon 24th to Fri 28th Sept

Mon 22nd to Fri 26th Oct

Warm Layers, Boots/Old Trainers. Sun cream, Sun Hat, Warm Hat. Sleeping Bag.

Lifejackets, Wet Weather Gear, Food, Drinks, Pillows.

We will cover skippering techniques for coastal passages and 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.