RYA Coastal Skipper practical course at Largs, Scotland

RYA Coastal skipper sailing at Largs on the Clyde in Scotland
Scottish RYA practical Coastal skipper course 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.

This course consists of skippered coastal passages in a variety of situations. Each trainee will skipper more challenging passages and learn more about passage planning, pilotage, night sailing, 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.

The Clyde in Scotland is the perfect destination for the RYA Coastal Skipper course with tidal water, a variety of tricky harbours, changeable weather and plenty of more exposed passages with tricky tidal gates.

Coastal skipper 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

When comparing costs with other providers it is worth remembering that all costs are included in our courses including fuel, gas, consumables, food, certification and berthing.

Optional extras include food and drink ashore, purchasing a logbook if required and waterprooof hire.

When booking with other providers where berthing fees are not included, this is charged to the customer during the course adding a significant extra cost.

20% deposit is required to secure a place on the course with the balance due 6 weeks before the course begins.