RYA Coastal Skipper - Practical
RYA Coastal Skipper Course (Tidal)
The RYA Coastal Skipper course is suitable for more advanced skippers who have a practical ability to RYA Day Skipper level, a knowledge of; navigation, meteorology, collision regulations, safety and passage planning up to RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster shore based standard; and have logged a minimum of 15 days onboard (2 days as skipper), 8 night hours and 300 miles. Additional mileage attained on the course will count towards the minimum pre exam requirements.
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.
5 Days - RYA course completion certificate.
15 days, 2 days as skipper, 300 nautical miles and 8 night hours on board a cruising yacht
Assumed theoretical knowledge: Coastal Skipper/ Yachtmaster shore based course completion certificate or the equivalent knowledge of someone who has attended the course
Minimum age: 17
Teaching ratio on board 5:1
Not included in the course fee: Although accommodation is provided onboard, the mooring fees are split between the students. Wet weather jackets & salopettes are available to hire for £7.50 per day. A selection of accompanying course books & logbooks are available to purchase.
Students should allow for one evening meal ashore on a five day course. All other catering including three evening meals are provided onboard.
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