RYA Coastal Skipper

Sailing long passages

The RYA Coastal Skipper is designed to give an experienced RYA Day Skipper the confidence to undertake longer and more complex passages which may involve night passages or involve watch keeping systems.
Skippering a yacht on a coastal or offshore passage demands strong navigation, seamanship and leadership skills. Coastal Skippers must be good boat handlers and you will receive plenty of mooring practice. Weather permitting the yacht will undertake a longer coastal passage
At the successful completion of the course you will be awarded the RYA Coastal Skipper certificate and will be able to skipper coastal passages safely and confidently.

COURSE DURATION

Run over 5 days.

INSTRUCTOR – STUDENT RATIO

Minimum 2, maximum 4 students to 1 Instructor and boat.

PRIOR EXPERIENCE

Experienced RYA Day Skipper with 15 days aboard, 300 miles logged and 8 night hours and completion of the RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory course.
The RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster theory course can be completed  online and further information can be found here: RYA COASTAL SKIPPER AND YACHTMASTER THEORY.

IS THERE AN END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT?

No. The Instructor runs through each of the modules of the course ensuring that you understand each as you progress.

COURSE COST

The course costs £795 per person and includes:

  • Accommodation on board
  • Bedding
  • Towels
  • Safety equipment
  • Tuition
  • RYA logbook & Certification

    Not included:

  • Transit Log & Fuel (compulsory) £220 per boat shared between students
  • Food & Drink
  • Travel to/from venue
  • Turkish visa if required
  • Instructors Food & Drink (to be provided at students expense)
HOW DO I BOOK THE COURSE?

We don’t always schedule course dates for this course so if you are keen to consider this course please either give us a call on +90 535 613 8110 to chat through possible dates or email us at tuition@sailinglifeacademy.com or via ‘Booking request’.

WHAT WILL BE COVERED ON THE COURSE?

Your instructor will cover the following topics with you during your time with him/her:

  • Preparation for sea
  • Navigation
  • Pilotage
  • Man overboard
  • Adverse weather condition
  • Rules of the road
  • Emergency situations
  • Night cruising
  • Passage planning
  • Ports of refuge
  • Tidal heights and tidal streams
  • Customs procedures

Next step

MCA/RYA Yachtmaster