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Price: Low Season (November - April)650 Euro
Price: High Season (May - October)745 Euro
Experience Required:15 Days Sea Time, 300 Nm & 8 Night Hours
Minimum Age17
Minimum Duration5 Days

Assumes Navigation to Day Skipper Shorebased Level & Sailing Experience Covers Basic Pilotage, Boat Handling and Watch Organisation Gives You the Ability to Skipper Small Yacht in Familiar Water by Day and Night

Key Facts

  • RYA Day Skipper (practical & theory) required
  • 3:1 Maximum Student - Instructor Ratio
  • A 5-day course in tidal waters
  • The perfect course to extend your experience and knowledge
  • Now the adventure really begins

Course content

Ideally having completed the RYA Day Skipper course and gained reasonable cruising experience within their local area, they are ready for a new challenge. 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.

Aims

  • To give skippers experience in a variety of situations and to give them confidence in more challenging situations. To learn more about passage planning, pilotage by day and night, boat handling, safety and emergency situations.

Ability after the course

  • RYA Coastal Skippers should be able to undertake more difficult passages by day and night and handle the yacht in more demanding conditions.

Next Steps

After completing your Coastal Skipper course and gaining some more sea time (30 days at sea, 2 as skipper, 800 Nm, 12 night hours) and gaining your VHF SRC Licence and First Aid Certificate, you will be ready to carry out your RYA Yachtmaster Coastal qualification.

More Information

The RYA Coastal Skipper practical is an intermediate level course for the more ambitious Skipper ready to expand their knowledge and venture further along the coast either by day or night.

Ideally having completed the RYA Day Skipper course and gained reasonable cruising experience within their local area, they are ready for a new challenge. Our sailing courses in Spain and Portugal are both enjoyable and educational, plus the South of Spain has one of the best climates in Europe, throw in a fantastic sailing area and there really is no better place to further your sailing career.

A good understanding of sailing and navigation theory including the collision regulations (IRPCS) is essential. So attendance of the RYA navigation theory courses and even specialist courses such as VHF radio and First Aid are recommended beforehand as there is little time to revise these subjects once we set sail. Currently we do not teach the Sea Survival and Diesel Engine RYA theory courses but may be able to arrange them during your time with us through one of our local associates, so please ask if you are interested in these subjects.

The RYA Coastal Skipper course is delivered over 5 days as an ongoing assessment with tuition unlike the higher level Yachtmaster Coastal and Offshore prep weeks where the Instructor takes on more of a coaching role. Upon successful completion the candidate is issued with a certificate stating that they have demonstrated a skill level in line with the RYA Coastal Skipper syllabus. For those looking to sail in the Mediterranean, they can apply for an ICC directly to the Royal Yachting Association.

Want to work in the industry? The Yachtmaster Coastal (previously the Coastal Skipper DoT Certificate of Competence) is a higher level course suited to professional yacht Skippers. If you are looking for a change of lifestyle maybe our fastrack sailing courses could provide the very ticket.


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