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About the RYA Coastal Skipper Sail

RYA Coastal Skipper in Barcelona with Barcelona Watersports

This course is an ideal bridge between the Dayskipper course and the full RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal examination course. The course is designed to give an experienced RYA Dayskipper the confidence to undertake longer and more complex passages which may involve sailing at night or involve watch keeping systems.
Skippering a yacht on coastal and offshore passages demands strong navigation, seamanship and leadership skills. During the RYA Coastal Skipper course your instructor will guide you through navigation, weather forecasting, passage planning, watch keeping, preparation for sea and handling heavy weather. You will put this all into practice as each student plans and executes passages taking complete command of the yacht. Coastal skippers must be good boat handlers and you will receive plenty of practice mooring the yacht and have at least 4 hours night sailing. Weather permitting the yacht will undertake a longer coastal passage.

Why Coastal Skipper: On the successful completion of the RYA Coastal Skipper course you will be awarded the RYA Coastal Skipper course completion certificate and will be able to skipper coastal passages safely and confidently.

What Next: At this stage of the RYA scheme it is worthwhile to consolidate what you have learnt by completing more sea miles. This could be achieved by chartering a yacht from us or just coming along for another week or weekend of refresher/consolidation training. Following this you should look to joining the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal Preparation Week followed by the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal Skipper Examination