RYA Coastal Skipper course
The Coastal Skipper practical course is an advanced skippering course for yachtsmen and women who have considerable knowledge of sailing and navigation. Candidates who successfully complete this course are then encouraged to sit the RYA Yachtmaster exam. The exam is not included in this course, it is a training course. We also run a Yachtmaster prep course, this course includes the exam with an RYA examiner.
An RYA Yachtmaster needs a wealth of knowledge and skills – not only to cope with plain sailing but also to be able to cope when things go wrong. Most skippers will tell you that this experience is gained not by sailing thousands of miles on passage, but by skippering yachts close to land, by day and night and in poor visibility; dealing with complex situations such as boat handling at close quarters, navigation in shoal waters in and out of harbours – and the negotiation of busy shipping channels. By the end of the course you should have the knowledge to become a Yachtmaster. The course, like the Day Skipper, consists of skippered passages by each of the trainees in a whole variety of situations. It is a challenging but very rewarding course, taught aboard our Beneteau 40′ and 47.7′ yachts.
Coastal Skipper Practical Course Details
6 Day Adventure course dates: NSW Islands August 11-15 or September 15-20 $1695
10 day Ocean Mile builder course: Yeppoon to Sydney 10 days, 2 instructors aboard Beneteau 47.7 September 3-12, $2495 OR Yeppoon to Southport (Gold Coast) September 3-7 $1595 OR Southport (Gold Coast) September 8-12 $1595.
Coastal Skipper Practical Course Syllabus
- Collision regulations
- Safety aspects
- Boat handling and berthing
- Person overboard
- Anchoring and towing
- Gear failure
- Ability as skipper
- Preparation for sea
- Preparation for adverse weather
- Passage planning and passage Making
- Emergency and distress situations
- Pilotage and port entries