RYA Coastal Skipper

Like the Day Skipper course, this course consists of skippered passages in a variety of situations.

Course Overview

A more advanced course to develop and extend existing sailing and navigation skills to the level necessary to skipper yachts on coastal passages by day and night.

The course focuses on the practicalities of passage planning, pilotage and navigation, as well as command skills, manoeuvring under power and sail, and handling adverse weather and emergency situations.

For those with the relevant pre-requisite experience this is the ideal course to help you prepare for the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal examination. Successful candidates will gain a Coastal Skipper Course Completion Certificate.

Students mastering navigation skills with the RYA Coastal Skipper Course

Prerequisite experience:

  • At least 15 days aboard a sailing yacht, including two as skipper, plus 300 miles logged at sea and at least eight night hours on watch.

(Please note that this course will not give you the required experience to undertake the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Exam).

Navigational knowledge up to RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased level is required.


5 days


RYA Coastal Skipper Practical Certification

What’s included:

Includes all food and accommodation on-board