RYA Coastal Skipper Course

Course Duration:5-days
Prior Experience:Specific pre-requisites apply

The RYA Coastal Skipper course teaches more advanced sailing techniques designed to prepare you to skipper more challenging and longer passages.

The 5-day RYA Coastal Skipper is the highest level of taught sailing courses, covering advanced navigation, preparation for longer passages, meteorology, night pilotage, man overboard recovery, watch keeping and preparation for sea.

If you'd like to know more about what the Coastal Skipper covers, read our blog explaining the difference between the Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Coastal.

During the course, students will take it in turns to skipper the yacht and practice the new skills that have been learned. Before joining the course tour boat handling should already be that of the RYA Day Skipper standard. If you are a little rusty, consider our 1-day boat handling course.

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- Logged 15 days, 2 days as skipper
- Logged 300nM, 8 night hours
- RYA Yachtmaster/Coastal Theory or equivalent knowledge (our 1 day Yachtmaster theory refresher course is a good reminder if it is a while since you completed the theory course)
- Minimum age 17

If you need to gain more experience or log more tidal miles, consider joining one of our delivery trips or milebuilders.

Join the yacht in Port Hamble Marina at 7pm on the evening before the course, (eg Sunday 7pm) ready for a prompt Monday morning start. The course usually finishes about 4pm on the last Friday.  Read the Joining Instructions for full details. 
Joining Instructions

Cost: £599pp

How to Book:
Download the below booking form and email it to us, the 25% deposit can be paid by card over the phone or by bank transfer to the details shown on the FAQ page. Balance due 6 weeks before.

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What is included:
Staying on board overnight (please bring a sleeping bag), all breakfast, lunch and refreshments and 3 dinners on board included. Tuition from an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor. Loan of wet weather gear included and all boat costs and mooring fees. 

For more information contact our shore-support team on 02380 456 360 or email info@sailinglogic.co.uk.

Next Step:
Our milebuilding cruises and deliveries can help you build your knowledge and breadth of experience as you work towards your RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal or RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore

Consider our Supported Charter Package, which helps make your first private charter easier and will set you up to charter from us in the UK or abroad opening up a world of sailing opportunities!  Or for something different, why not try Yacht Racing with us!

Course Dates

RYA Coastal Skipper course £585

Sept 18-22

2018 DATES

RYA Coastal Skipper £599

12-16 March

23-27 April

21-25 May

10-14 Sept


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Downloadable Forms

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RYA Course brochure RYA Progression Local Info 

Blogs & Training Notes

What is the Coastal course?

Become Confident Skipper