RYA Coastal Skipper Practical

The RYA Coastal Skipper Practical 5 day Course with Start Point Sailing covers advanced skippering, met and navigation techniques for coastal passages day & night.

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.

It is a satisfying but intensive week, with candidates often working towards a Certificate of Competence.

The RYA Coastal Skipper Practical Course with course completion certificate.

Subjects include: Passage planning, preparation for sea, yacht handling power and sail, pilotage, passage making and improving skipper ability, adverse weather conditions and emergency situations.

Pre-course experience 15 days, 2 days as skipper, 300 miles, 8 night hours.

Boat handling to the standard of Day Skipper and navigation to shorebased Coastal.

Course Syllabus: 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.

Course Aim: On completion of the course students will be issued with a Certificate of course completion.  Students will be able to skipper a yacht on coastal passages by day and night.

There is the option for students to take the Yachtmaster Coastal DoT exam following on from the end of the 5 days (subject to yacht availability).  This must be arranged prior to joining the course.   Give us a call to discuss your options.

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Product Description

The RYA Coastal Skipper Practical Course covers advanced skippering, meteorology and navigation techniques used for coastal passages during the day & night

The emphasis is on developing higher levels of independence. The training moves away from the shorter passages of Day Skipper and starts looking at passages that require watch-keeping routines, crew management and the ability to pilot a vessel both day and night. With longer passages it is less likely that you will be familiar with the sailing area, so a higher level of overall navigational and pilotage skill needs to be developed.

Subjects include: Passage planning, preparation for sea, yacht handling power and sail, pilotage, passage making and improving skipper ability, adverse weather conditions and emergency situations.

Aim: you will be taught to a standard where you will be competent to skipper a yacht safely on coastal and offshore passages by day and night.

Certification: Successful candidates are awarded an RYA Coastal Practical Course Completion Certificate.

Students should have already completed the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal shorebased course, which is available on-line and from our Plymouth classroom base, or have knowledge to that level prior to joining the practical course.  If you are rusty, then talk to us about updating your theory with bespoke days in the classroom.

 Duration 5 days.  Minimum age for the award of the certificate is 17.   Recommended pre-course experience:  15 days at sea, Night hours: 8  Miles: 300  Days as Skipper: 2.

For details on the Yachtmaster Coastal preparation course and Yachtmaster competence certificates go to our Yachtmaster pages or give us a call.