The RYA Coastal Skipper practical course is for the more experienced skipper to improve their skills, take charge and learn to make full use of the boat on longer, more complex passages.
An important aspect of this RYA Coastal Skipper course is learning to take command and made decisions resulting in relaxed, well-planned passages and a happy crew.
How can I take this course?
|Pre-course experience||15 days, 2 days as skipper, 300 miles, 8 night hours|
|Assumed knowledge||Boat handling to the standard of the Day Skipper practical motor cruising course and navigation to the standard of the Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster® shore based course.|
|Minimum duration||5 days|
|Minimum age||17 years|
|Course content||Passage planning, preparation for sea, pilotage, passage making and ability as a skipper, radar, boat handling, adverse weather conditions, emergency situations.|
|Ability after the course||Able to skipper a motor cruiser on coastal passages by day and night.|
Don’t expect to coast through without making the occasional error – learn your strengths and weaknesses and gain knowledge from your mistakes. By the end of the coastal skipper course you should be ready to build on your experience and maybe work towards a Certificate of Competence.
RYA Yachtmaster® Coastal – £1260.00 Exam prep course.
The RYA Yachtmaster coastal skipper course can also be independantly examined to achieve the Yachtmaster Coastal “Certificate of Competence”. If you wish to take the coastal skipper exam you need slightly more experiance 30 Days (2 days as skipper), 800 miles, 12 night hours, Navigation to Coastal/Yachtmaster theory standard, VHF/SRC licence, First Aid Certificate. You can convert from Coastal Skipper Sail to Power see here
The cost of the exam is £181.00View all upcoming dates