RYA Coastal Skipper

Coastal skipper sailing
RYA Coastal skipper sailing on the clyde from Largs

Advanced skippering techniques for yachtsmen and women with considerable knowledge of sailing and navigation, wanting to undertake coastal passages by day and 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  night, boat handling, safety and emergency situations.

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

Pre-course experience: 15 days, 2 days as skipper, 300 miles, 8 night hours. (The Day Skipper course is ideal)

Assumed knowledge: Boat handling to the standard of the Day Skipper practical sail cruising course and navigation to the standard of the Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster theory course

Minimum age: 18

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

Ability after course: Able to skipper a yacht on coastal passages by day and night

Course starts: Sunday 19:30 @ Largs, Scotland