RYA coastal skipper
Advanced Skippers course. Learn to navigate at night and on longer Coastal passages
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 RYA 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 and you will be expected to complete the RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster™ Offshore online theory course beforehand as there is insufficient time to teach you theory during the week. RYA Coastal Skippers should be able to undertake more difficult passages by day and night and handle the yacht in more demanding conditions. By the end of the course you should have the knowledge, if not the experience, to become a Yachtmaster™.
Pre Course Experience - 5 days, 2 days as skipper, 300 miles, 8 night hours. (if you do not have the required experience you should consider our 2 week Coastal Skipper Fast Track)
Assumed Knowledge - Theory to the level of RYA Coastal Skipper/
Minimum Duration - 5 days
Minimum Age - 17
Preparation for sea, deck work, navigation, pilotage, meteorology, rules of the road, maintenance and repair work, engines, victualling, emergency situations, yacht handling under power, yacht handling under sail, passage making, night cruising
Ability After the Course
Able to skipper a yacht on Coastal Passages by Day and Night
Welcome drinks on arrival, Breakfast and Lunch everyday,
6 nights accommodation onboard, use of lifejackets,
Marina Fees, Fuel, Marbella Sailing School T Shirt