Coastal Skipper Practical Training
aim of the Coastal Skipper Practical course is to teach you to skipper a
small yacht safely on coastal and offshore passages by day and by night.
You will need to be suitably experienced before starting the course; your
boat handling and ability as a skipper should to be up to Day Skipper
standards, and you need to have a good knowledge of navigation and
You are assessed during the course, and if successful we
will award a Course Completion Certificate. You may also wish to take the
formal Coastal Skipper Practical exam, with an external examiner provided
by the . We will be pleased to arrange this as part of your course. The
course takes five days to complete with an additional day on board for the
optional RYA/MCA assessment.
Coastal Skipper exam candidates must hold
a VHF SRC Certificate and a valid,
First Aid Certificate.
An exam fee of £177 is payable direct to the RYA examiner at the start of
the assessment. Evidence of sailing experience and a recent passport
photograph are also required.