€845

RYA Coastal Skipper

Course pre-requisite: Day Skipper practical and shore based certification or equivalent knowledge.

Course duration: 5 consecutive days or two 3 day blocks.

This is a more advanced sailing course designed for sailors who are looking to advance on their current sailing skills. Some of the key skills you will develop on this sailing course include Pilotage, Navigation, Night Sailing and Safety Procedures.

 

This is a more advanced sailing course designed for sailors who are looking to advance on their current sailing skills.
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Course outcome

This is a more advanced sailing course designed for sailors who are looking to advance on their current sailing skills..

The emphasis is on developing higher levels of independence. The training moves away from the shorter passages of Day Skipper and starts looking at passages that require watch-keeping routines, crew management and the ability to pilot a vessel both day and night. With longer passages it is less likely that you will be familiar with the sailing area, so a higher level of overall navigational and pilotage skill needs to be developed.

The passage planning process for coastal skippers begins to involve consideration of the requirements for offshore passages e.g. vessel equipment or the significance of meteorological trends. Coastal passages can easily be out of sight, and shelter, of land for a number of hours and span a series of weather forecasts.

This is a hands-on course with your instructor focussing on coaching your practical skill-set up to the next level. It is therefore essential that you are comfortable with practical boat handling skills taught on the Day Skipper practical course. As the course focuses on the practical application of this theory it is assumed that you have the theoretical knowledge required for coastal and offshore passages. In reality this means you should have theory knowledge up to the level of the RYA Coastal Skipper/ Yachtmaster™ shore-based course.

Additional benefit of reduction in the pre-requisite requirements for those candidates wishing to proceed on to Yachtmaster Coastal or Yachtmaster Offshore certification.

Additional information

This course is run with a max ratio of 5 students to 1 instructor ensuring individual tuition and comfortable living conditions. Our cruising ground is the spectacular West Cork coast from Cork to Bantry Bay. You may spend 4 nights on board and the price is inclusive of all meals on board the sailing yacht and all equipment needed.

Course Dates

8th - 12th April 2024

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