RYA Coastal Skipper Practical
Number of people:
Maximum of 6
Five days or two weekends
The Solent
The course concentrates on the techniques and skills required to skipper a yacht on passages involving more complex decision making, cruise planning, navigation, and pilotage. A passage of longer duration, with particular emphasis placed on watch keeping techniques will usually be undertaken to demonstrate how to manage the yacht on such a passage.

In addition, you will be given the opportunity to improve your close quarters boat handling skills under power and sail. Preparation of the yacht for heavy weather cruising and navigation in restricted visibility is also discussed and practised. By the end of this course the successful Coastal Skipper will have sufficient knowledge to skipper a yacht safely on long coastal and offshore passages by day and night, in both tidal and non-tidal waters. This course is suitable those who wish to go on to take the RYA / MCA Coastal Skipper examination.

Rough schedule:
Dependent on weather
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Additional information:
If RYA/MCA Coastal Skipper certificate of competency is required, a weekend examination by an independent examiner will take place, which will affect the cost.
Candidates must hold the Restricted (VHF only) Radio Operator's certificate, Short Range certificate and RYA First Aid certificate or recognised alternatives.
Candidates must also have knowledge of navigation, meteorology, collision regulations safety and passage planning up to RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster shore based standard. They must also have a logged minimum of 15 days on board (2 days as a skipper), 8 night hours and 300 miles. Additional mileage attained on the course will count towards the minimum pre exam requirements.
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