RYA Coastal Skipper
RYA Coastal Skipper is the ideal qualification to follow RYA Day Skipper. It also forms a bridge to the RYA Yachtmaster™ examination. It’s designed to give an experienced skipper the confidence to undertake longer and more complex passages which may involve sailing at night or involve watch-keeping systems.
Skippering a yacht on coastal and offshore passages demands strong navigation, seamanship and leadership skills. During the RYA Coastal Skipper course your instructor will guide you through navigation (both offshore and in limited visibility), weather forecasting and passage planning, watch keeping, preparation for sea and handling heavy weather.
Coastal skippers must be good boat handlers and you will receive plenty of practice mooring the yacht and experience night sailing. Weather permitting you will also undertake a longer coastal passage.
The Coastal Skipper course has 2 components – the RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore Theory and RYA Coastal Skipper Practical. So we can make sure that we are getting you on the right training course, those entering the Coastal Skipper training should have completed the RYA Day Skipper Course or be at the equivalent level.
|15 days, 2 days as skipper, 300 miles, 8 night hours|
|Your navigational skills should be to the standard of the Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster™ theory and your sailing skills should be to an RYA Day Skipper standard.|
Preparation for sea
|A Coastal Skipper has the knowledge and ability to skipper a yacht safely and confidently on coastal cruises but not necessarily the experience needed to undertake longer passages.|