RYA Coastal Skipper Course

coastal skipper

The aim of this RYA Coastal Skipper practical course is to teach the skills and techniques required to skipper a cruising yacht safely on coastal and offshore passages by day and night. It will build on and refine your navigation and boat handling skills.

It's very useful, if not essential, to have attended the equivalent shorebased course first (Coastal Skipper theory) to ensure that time is not wasted teaching theory on board.


Free Re-Sit Guarantee*

Our guarantee is that we won't give up on you: in the unlikely event that you fail or can't complete one of our RYA courses, you can resit or rejoin another at NO EXTRA COST. *See T&C's


What will I gain from the 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 shorebased course
Minimum Age 17 years.
Minimum Duration 5 days.
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 Course Able to skipper a motor cruiser on coastal passages by day and night.

How do I book?

Check out the available course dates and then contact us or book online. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Lou or Jim for more information.

Course Name Dates Cost
Coastal Skipper Practical
21st - 25th August 2017
(1 place)
£549
Coastal Skipper Practical
6th - 10th Sept 2017
(1 place)
£549
Coastal Skipper Practical
4th - 8th Oct 2017
(2 places)
£549
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