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Coastal Skipper


Only 4-5 students with one instructor during 5 days on board


  • RYA book
  • RYA certificate
  • Light lunch


Advanced skippering techniques for people with considerable knowledge of sailing and navigation, wanting to undertake coastal passages by day and night. This course consists of skippered passages in a variety of situations. Each trainee will skipper more challenging passages and learn about advanced passage planning, pilotage by day andnight, boat handling, safety and how to react in emergency situations.

The coastal skipper is also the first start on the professional path as it can be commercially endorsed by the RYA / MCA.

Duration: 5 days on board / 2 nights in different ports


Type Start date Finish date Schedule Exam
ON BOARD 20/05/2024 24/05/2024 9 - 18h aprox CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT

Conditions and requirements

Assumed Knowledge: Boat handling to the standard of Day Skipper and navigation to shorebased Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster™ Offshore

Minimun experience requirements: 15 days, 2 days as skipper, 300 miles, 8 night hour

Minimum age: 17


Course content:  Passage planning, preparation at sea, pilotage, passage making and ability as skipper, yacht handling, adverse weather conditions, and emergency situations

Price includes: Practical Course notes, Logbook, mooring at home port and fuel included

Certificate: There is no exam. After completion of the course, the instructor evaluates the progression of the candidate and issues a Coastal Skipper RYA certification if suitable.

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