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RYA Coastal Skipper

Pre-course experience:

15 days, 2 days as skipper, 300 miles, 8 night hours

Minimum duration:

5 days

Assumed knowledge:

Boat handling to the standard of Day Skipper and navigation to shorebased Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore

Minimum age:

17 years old

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RYA Coastal Skipper

Cost:

£800.00

The RYA Coastal Skipper course is suitable for more advanced skippers who have a practical ability to RYA Day Skipper level, a  knowledge of; navigation, meteorology, collision regulations, safety and passage planning up to RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster shore based standard; and have logged a minimum of 15 days onboard (2 days as skipper), 8 night hours and 300 miles. Additional mileage attained on the course will count towards the minimum pre exam requirements.

The course concentrates on the techniques and skills required to skipper a yacht on passages involving more complex decision making, cruise planning, navigation, and pilotage.

You will be given the opportunity to improve your close quarters boat handling skills under power and sail. Preparation of the yacht for heavy weather cruising and navigation in restricted visibility is also discussed and practised. By the end of this course the successful Coastal Skipper will have sufficient knowledge to skipper a yacht safely on long coastal  passages by day and night, in both tidal and non-tidal waters.

Certification: Completion Cert issued by instructor (NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN MCA/RYA EXAM)

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