RYA Coastal Skipper

RYA Coastal Skipper courses look at advanced skippering techniques for yachtsmen and women with considerable knowledge of sailing and navigation, wanting to undertake coastal passages by day and night.

NZD $2595 (fully inclusive)

Like the RYA Day Skipper course, this course consists of skippered passages in a variety of situations. Each trainee will skipper more challenging passages and learn more about passage planning, pilotage by day and night, boat handling, safety and emergency situations.

It is a satisfying but intensive week, with candidates often working towards a Certificate of Competence.

We recommend that you complete the RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster™ Offshore shorebased course beforehand. As with all our practical courses your theory knowledge will be put into practice on board. We will help you to brush up on your theory knowledge but there is insufficient time to teach the theory from scratch during the week.

Coastal Skippers should be able to undertake more difficult passages by day and night and handle the yacht in more demanding conditions. By the end of the course you should have the knowledge, if not the experience, to become a RYA Yachtmaster™.

Pre-course experience:
  • 15 days,
  • 2 days as skipper,
  • 300 miles,
  • 8 night hours
Assumed knowledge:
  • Boat handling to the standard of RYA Day Skipper
  • Navigation to shorebased RYA Coastal Skipper level
Minimum duration:
  • 5 days
Minimum age:
  • 17yrs
Course content:
  • Passage planning
  • Preparation for sea
  • Pilotage
  • Passage making and ability as skipper
  • Yacht handling under power
  • Yacht handling under sail
  • Adverse weather conditions
  • Emergency situations
Ability after the RYA course:

Able to skipper a yacht on coastal passages by day and night

What people have said about The Coastal Skipper Course

Dave was a great cook, sailor and instructor.

Dave was a great cook, sailor and instructor. Great week, lots of fun, learnt lots.

James M. New Zealand
Coastal Skipper Course

Surpassed my expectations

Surpassed my expectations. A very well spent week – wish I had done it years ago. Learnt very valuable techniques to enable me to enjoy a more complete control of my boat. Many thanks.

Kevin J. New Zealand
Coastal Skipper Course

Epic week

What an epic week that turned out to be. Fantastic. I have been left with a very high regard for Dave, the Farr 1020 and your organisation. Thank you.

Ian, UK
Coastal Skipper Course