Coastal Skipper

RYA Coastal Skipper Practical Course

This course aims to teach advanced skippering techniques for yachtsmen and women with considerable knowledge of sailing and navigation, wanting to undertake coastal passages by day and night. Your boat for this five day course will be a beautiful, well maintained Oceanis 37

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Next course dates:

  • DTBA


  • Sailing out of The River Hamble into The Solent and further

What’s included:

  • Oceanis 37 sail boat (or equivalent)
  • Commercially endorsed RYA Skipper/Instructor
  • Breakfast, lunch, tea, coffee, bottled water, snacks
  • Mooring fees
  • Fuel

Evening meals are not provided. Most crew members prefer to go ashore in the evening to take in the atmosphere, relax and eat out in one of the many restaurants, yacht clubs and pubs usually found within a few minutes walking distance from the marinas we overnight in.  If you do not wish to eat ashore the boats galley is always available for own cooking


£595.00 per person

The course:

During this five day sail & train event you will be trained by an RYA commercially endorsed Yachtmaster Instructor. Like the Day Skipper, 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 by day and night, boat handling, safety and emergency situations. Upon successful completion you will receive the RYA Coastal Skipper Certificate

Depending on bookings received, this course could be mixed ability, ie a combination of Coastal Skipper and Competent Crew students

Course content:

Passage planning, Preparation for sea, Pilotage, Passage making, Yacht handling under power, Yacht handling under sail, coping with adverse weather conditions and mergency situations

Minimum age:

  • 17 years

Prior experience: 

  • 15 days sea time, 2 days as skipper, 300 miles, 8 night hours
  • Boat handling to the standard of Day Skipper and navigation to shorebased Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster™ Offshore

Ability after the course:

Able to skipper a yacht on coastal passages by day and night


RYA Practical courses organised by us are run through Fairview Sailing / Sailing Logic group
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