Training Courses

The RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Course.

Previously known as ‘Coastal Skipper’ this 5 day course covers advanced skippering techniques for experienced people with good knowledge of navigation and sailing. Suggested prior experience level is 15 days sailing with 2 days as skipper, 300 logged miles with 8 night hours. The course teaches the skills necessary to skipper a cruising yacht on both coastal and offshore passages by day or night. It incorporates some longer passages of over 50 miles per day and a longer night sailing exercise.

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The course (with 4 nights at anchor etc) content includes:-

  • Passage planning, victualling, weather, tidal heights and rates
  • Yacht and crew capability, preparation for sea, watch keeping
  • Pilotage by day and night, clearing bearings, transits
  • Ability to take charge and care of vessel and crew’s needs
  • Confined space control under power, all berthing situations
  • Confined space sailing, anchor and moor in variety of conditions
  • Efficient sailing on all points of sail
  • Prep for heavy weather sailing.
  • Navigating in poor visibility
  • MOB, helicopter/lifeboat rescue procedures, life raft usage..