The RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Skipper Course is an advanced Skippers course for yachtsmen and women who have considerable knowledge of sailing and navigation.
The aim of the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Skipper Courses is to build on your Day Skipper skills and to give you the confidence and ability to skipper a cruising yacht safely on coastal and offshore passages by day and night.
It is typical for a sailor having done the Day Skipper Practical to gain more experience, either with us on mile builders along the Mediterranean or Atlantic coast and then do the Yachtmaster Coastal Shorebased course followed by the Yachtmaster Coastal Practical Course.
THE RYA YACHTMASTER COASTAL SKIPPER COURSE WILL COVER:
Passage planning and preparation for sea.
Passage making and ability as skipper, taking care of the crew and yacht, navigation, deckwork.
Preparation for sea.
Preparation for heavy weather and yacht handling in strong winds.
Navigation in restricted visibility.
Yacht handling under power.
Yacht handling under sail.
For those wishing to work in the sailing industry, there is an optional exam with an RYA examiner. Successful candidates will receive an RYA / MCA Certificate of Competence which is recognised worldwide. You will also need to have completed the VHF and First Aid course, which we can organise for you and have a minimum of 800 sea mile (at least 400 tidal) and 3 x 60 mile passages. Whilst our Principal Jim Field is an examiner, it will be an independent RYA examiner that tests you.