Coastal Skipper Practical Course
Previous experience essential to Day Skipper Practical standard, you should also hold a Coastal Skipper Theory certificate.
This course takes 5 days plus 1 day for the independent practical exam.
A course for the more advanced skipper who already has practical ability to Day Skipper level and holds a Coastal Skipper / Yacht master Shore based Certificate, plus a minimum of 30 days at sea, 2 days as skipper, 12 night hours and logged 800 miles.
The course content concentrates on the techniques and skills required to skipper a motor cruiser in coastal waters and make coastal passages by day or night.
A high standard of close quarters boat handling will be demonstrated along with more advanced passage planning, pilotage and navigation. Preparation of the boat for heavy weather cruising and navigation in restricted visibility is taught and practiced.
Candidates must hold a VHF license.
Independent examination, if the full RYA Coastal Skipper certificate is required.
For the experienced yachtsman, join a 5 day preparation course.
Course fee £625 + VAT ( £734.37)
Exam fee £98 payable to RYA.
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