The RYA Coastal Skipper course is for sailors who want to go a little further afield. We will teach you advanced skippering techniques, including preparation for sea, pilotage, yacht handling under power and sail, and delegating duties to the crew. The course also includes emergency situations such as recovering a man overboard under power and sail.
There will be plenty of practice in the harbour, learning to maneuver the boat in smaller places and mooring in a variety of conditions. We will practice blind navigation, so that if you are in heavy weather or fog you will make it to the nearest harbour safely.
It is recommended that the coastal skipper theory course is completed prior to the practical course – however, there is the option to self-study. You also have to have logged 300 nm over 15 days at sea (including two as a skipper) and eight night sail hours.
The course runs over five days and nights. You will be living on one of our fully coded yachts with four other crew members and your Yachtmaster Instructor. Your food is included in the cost, as is overnight stays in harbours. To add to the experience of gaining your RYA Coastal Skipper, you will get the benefit of continuing your sailing experience on the west coast of Scotland.
What is included in the price:
- 5 or 7 nights/days on board
- all on board meals and snacks
- all harbour and marina fees
- free secure parking for your car
- oil skins hire £3.00 per item/day