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RYA Coastal Skipper Practical


Advanced skippering techniques for yachtsmen and women with considerable knowledge of sailing and navigation, wanting to undertake coastal passages by day and night.

Like the Day Skipper course, this course consists of skippered passages in a variety of situations. Each trainee will skipper more challenging passages and learn more about passage planning, pilotage by day and night, boat handling, safety and emergency situations.

It is a satisfying but intensive week, with candidates often taking the Certificate of Competence exam (+2 days). Coastal Skipper is the minimum recommended qualification that organisations look for when chartering a boat.

see the RYA site here for more detail.

Additional Info

Course Title: RYA Offshore Coastal Skipper

Course Cost:

£595 members / £625 non-members

Course Duration: 5 days

Course Headline: This course is very much hands-on with little time to teach navigation or other theoretical subjects. It is therefore recommended that you take the RYA Coastal Skipper shorebased course prior to your practical course so you can put those skills into practice on the water.

Course Description: :"The Coastal Skipper course is an advanced course, designed to teach skills and techniques required to safely skipper a cruising yacht on coastal and offshore passages by day & night. This course is the natural stepping stone between the Day Skipper course and the full RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal certificate. Passage planning, preparation for sea, pilotage, passage making and ability to skipper, yacht handling under power & sail, adverse weather conditions, emergency situations."

What's Included: RYA accredited instructor, accommodation on board, gas, diesel, breakfast and lunch each day, 4 evening meals. Mooring fees, which are split between the students, are not included.

Prior Knowledge/Experience: Previous experience required 15 Days (2 days as skipper) 300 miles, 8 night hours. RYA Coastal Skipper Theory recommended.

Next Steps: Cross Channels, further afield cruises and Racing with LCSC to gain experience. Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate.

Ability after the course: The ability to skipper a yacht on coastal passages by day and night.


2019 Coastal Skipper


Course B

eve Sun 24 - Fri 29 Nov


Course C

eve Sun 15 - Fri 20 March

Last updated 13:21 on 9 October 2019

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