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Coastal Skipper

Coastal Skipper

The RYA Coastal Skipper practical course builds on the skills learnt on the Day Skipper practical course.

The training focus moves away from the shorter passages of Day Skipper to longer offshore passages that require watch-keeping routines, crew management and pilotage by day and night.

You live on board for the week, with some nights spent at sea and other nights in harbour or at anchor.

RYA Coastal Skipper is a stepping stone towards the Yachtmaster Certificates of Competence.

Yachtmaster Shorebased Theory

For those planning to go on from Coastal Skipper to Yachtmaster the Yachtmaster Shorebased Theory course is strongly recommended.

Yachtmaster Practical Exams

Attending the RYA Coastal Skipper course reduces the sea time requirement for the Yachtmaster Coastal exam from 800 to 400 miles.

Read more about Yachtmaster Practical examinations


  • Coastal Skipper Practical

    5 days
    The Coastal Skipper course provides you with the opportunity to develop your seamanship, boat handling and navigation skills offshore by day and night. It is a stepping stone towards the Yachtmaster Certificates of Competence.
    $1,595.00


  • Yachtmaster Shorebased Theory

    5 days
    On completing this course you will have a thorough knowledge of all the theory required for the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence.
    $1,295.00