RYA Coastal Skipper is for confident day skippers who are ready to take their skills offshore
The Coastal Skipper course includes coastal passages that require watch-keeping, navigation and pilotage by day and night. Safety and seamanship drills are practised in an offshore setting.
RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased Theory is the companion course to Coastal Skipper. It provides the underpinning theory knowledge required at this level.
Yacht captains responsible for coastal passages should also consider courses in Marine First Aid, Safety and Sea Survival and Marine Radio Operation all of which are mandatory for commercial Yachtmasters.
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This one day Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) approved course teaches you to use VHF (Short Range) as well as MF and HF (Long Range) radio for distress, urgency, safety and general calls. The course includes GMDSS and DSC
- 3 hoursExperience the magic of sailing on Sydney Harbour on one of our comfortable yachts. This short lesson introduces you to the exciting sport of sailing in a safe and controlled way.$179.00
- 1 daySpend a fabulous day sailing on Sydney Harbour aboard one of our comfortable sailing yachts. This is a great way to meet new friends and have fun in the great outdoors.$395.00
Either before or after your RYA Coastal Skipper course you should join a Yachtmaster Shorebased Theory course which we run over an intensive week in the classroom.
With both Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Shorebased certifications complete you are ready to build your offshore seatime and watchleader experience before moving on to Yachtmaster Coastal or Offshore certification.
Check out our Yachtmaster Milebuilder courses which are a great way to gain offshore sea time and get the qualifying passages required for Yachtmaster examination.
NB – Completing the RYA Coastal Skipper course reduces the sea time requirement for the Yachtmaster Coastal examination from 800 to 400 miles.