The RYA Coastal Skipper Sail training course is an ideal bridge between Day Skipper Course and the full RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal examination course. The course is designed to give an experienced RYA Day Skipper the confidence to undertake longer and more complex passages which may involve sailing at night or involve watch keeping systems.
Before taking the Coastal Skipper Sail course it is highly advised to have attended the shorebased RYA Coastal Skipper Theory course, to ensure that you have relevant knowledge whilst on-board.
Skippering a yacht on coastal and offshore passages demands strong navigation, seamanship and leadership skills. 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, preparation for sea and handling heavy weather. You will put this all into practice as each student plans and executes passages taking complete command of the yacht.
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
Passage planning, preparation for sea, pilotage, passage making and ability as a skipper, radar, boat handling, adverse weather conditions, emergency situations
Pre-course experience / requirements
- 15 days, 2 days as skipper, 800 miles, 12 night hours
- Boat handling to the standard of the Day Skipper practical sailing course and navigation to the standard of the Yachtmaster Coastal/Yachtmaster shorebased course
This course is liveaboard Monday – Thursday inclusive. All students leave the boat on Friday at the end of the course