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 Coastal Skipper Practical Training

The 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 meteorology.

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. 

course duration
five days midweek
six days for assessment

prior knowledge
sailing to day skipper standard, navigation to Yachtmaster standard

qualification aim
RYA coastal skipper practical course completion certificate and/or RYA/MCA coastal skipper certificate of competence

course content
techniques and skills to handle a yacht on coastal and offshore passages by day or night

related courses

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Course fee: 660 For course completion certificate or Prep and Exam 665 plus 177 for  RYA/MCA assessment fee, which goes direct to the RYA examiner on exam day.


All practical course cost are fully inclusive of food, mooring fees, fuel, & wet weather gear.


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Courses are Mon to Fri - ADD an extra day if you wish to complete the assessment

Please note if these dates are not suitable, then please call us to arrange a suitable date