RYA Coastal Skipper

RYA Coastal Skipper – more advanced sailing for those with good knowledge of sailing and navigation undertaking longer passages at day and night

This course covers more advanced skippering techniques for those with a good knowledge of sailing and navigation wanting to undertake longer coastal passages at day and night. 5 days , 4 nights and food for Day 1. After that students are encouraged to take part in the provisioning and planning for the week

Like the Day Skipper Course, this course consists of skippered passages in a variety of situations. Each trainee will skipper more challenging passages and learn more about passage planning, pilotage by day and night, boat handling, safety and emergency situations.

We would expect candidates to have completed the Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster theory beforehand 

An RYA course brochure is available here

Coastal Skippers should be able to undertake more difficult passages by day and night and handle the yacht in more demanding conditions. By the end of the course you should have the knowledge, if not the experience, to become a Yachtmaster™. 

Partner courses to consider would be VHF SRC Radio, STCW PST – Sea Survival & Elementary First Aid

Course Dates and Prices: Monthly US $1250 Alternative dates are available for group bookings upon request, please call the office or use the enquiry form below

Duration: 5 Days normally 9am monday to 5pm Friday Max students  5
Previous Experience:15 days, 2 days as skipper, 300 miles, 8 night hoursMinimum Age:17
Locations:AntiguaDates:All year
Course Content:Passage planning, Preparation for sea, Pilotage, Passage making and ability as skipper, Yacht handling under power, Yacht handling under sail, Adverse weather conditions, Emergency situations,