Duration: Five Days
Experience required: 15 days,
2 days as skipper, 300 miles,
8 night hours.
Coastal Skipper Theory
This course will involve you in skippering coastal passages by day and night. You will develop a better understanding of weather, boat safety in longer passages and boat handling in more challenging conditions.
Cost: €750 per person
Five days of teaching with accommodation
Tuition from an experienced Yachtmaster Instructor
Light weight waterproof jacket – just in case of the odd wave;
Food and drinks on board – breakfast, lunch and a glass of wine, or a beer after a days sailing;
All mooring fees, gas and diesel
Your own berth – no need to share
Freshly laundered sheets, duvets and 2 pillows and towels per person
Notes: We do not include: flights, travel insurance or evening meals ashore.
During this course you will get both of the >60 miles, required passages and other coastal passages as skipper.
After this course you will be able to plan a coastal passage with night sailing, set sails and trim them for different conditions, organize your crew and a watch system, prepare for anchoring and get set for mooring inside the marina in windy conditions. Overall it will be challenging.
- Passage planning for overnight trips
- Preparation for sea on coastal passages
- Pilotage in and out during night
- Passage making and ability as skipper -Yacht handling under power & sail in windier conditions and moderate sea state -Adverse weather conditions
- Safety on longer passages
- Basic boat repairs at sea
It is recommended to have the theory knowledge up to the RYA Coastal Skipper Shorebased course to make the most out of this experience. It will support most of the things you're required to do as you become Yachtmaster. After this course you can progress towards the Yachtmaster exams or do the preparation / mile building weeks to get more experience.