RYA Coastal Skipper Sail

£555 Book

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An advanced course for skippers to develop their passage planning and passage making.

Course Duration:

Five consecutive days aboard. To ensure quality we do not offer this course over twin weekends. As each candidate needs to skipper a longer coastal passage, it would be unrealistic to achieve what is required if we had to return to base and start again half way through the course.

Pre Requisites:

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Course Content:

This five-day course is for the more ambitious sail cruising skipper wanting to undertake coastal passages by day and night. On the course each candidate will skipper a passage in a variety of situations and learn more about safety, passage planning, pilotage by day and night, boat handling and emergency situations. The course is taken in tidal waters. During the week you will skipper the yacht on a longer passage (25-50 miles), ideally in less or un-familiar waters than you already know. Our instructor will be on hand to guide you when required. We often mix Coastal Skipper Students with Competent Crew students (as there would not be time for everyone to skipper a suitable passage if the boat was all Coastal Skippers Candidates). It is also a great opportunity for the Competent Crews to experience some proper offshore or coastal yachting.


What's Included:

  • 5 days instruction from a Yachtmaster Instructor
  • Yacht, gas and diesel
  • Accommodation on board
  • Meals and snacks on board
  • Loan of a life jacket
  • RYA Coastal Skipper Sail certificate
  • Free parking ( Subject to terms & conditions )

What's Not Included:

  • Hire of foul weather gear (£5/day if required)
  • Berthing fees, away from the home port
  • One evening meal (eaten ashore)

Recommended Pre-Course Reading and Useful Books:

Buy RYA Introduction to Boat Handling for Sail and Power at the RYA ShopBuy RYA Sail Cruising and Yachtmaster Scheme - Syllabus and Logbook at the RYA Shop

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