Course Price.

Low Season €780 per person.


High Season €840 per person.

(July and August)


5 days.

Whats included:

Your RYA instruction

Bedding and Towels

A light breakfast and lunch each day

Two evening meals on board

Not included:

The remaining evening meals

Mooring / Marina fees away from Genoa Marina (split between course attendees)

RYA Coastal Skipper Course is a bridge between RYA Day Skipper and the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal examination.  The course provides more advanced  techniques for yacht skippers to enhance their knowledge of sailing and navigation. Building  their confidence to undertake more challenging coastal passages by day and night.

Like the Day Skipper course, this course consists of skippered passages in a variety of situations. Each trainee will skipper more challenging passages and learn more about passage planning, pilotage by day and night, boat handling, safety and emergency situations.

It is a satisfying but intense week, with candidates often working towards a Certificate of Competence.

It is strongly advised that you sit the Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster™ Offshore Theory course beforehand as there is insufficient time to teach you theory during the week.

Coastal Skippers should be able to undertake more difficult passages by day and night and handle the yacht in more demanding conditions.  At the successful completion of the RYA Coastal Skipper course you will be awarded the RYA Coastal Skipper Course Completion Certificate and should have the knowledge, if not the experience, to become a YachtMaster Coastal.

Pre-course experience requirements

15 days sea time, 2 days as Skipper, 300 miles, 8 night hours.

Assumed Knowledge

Boat handling to the standard of Day Skipper and navigation to shore based Coastal.

Minimum Age 17

Course Content

  • Passage planning
  • Preparation for sea
  • Pilotage
  • Passage making and ability as Skipper
  • Yacht handling under power and sail
  • Adverse weather conditions
  • Emergency situations

You can also take this course alongside the Family Training Cruise and Confidence Builder.

Next Steps

At this stage of the RYA scheme it is really worthwhile consolidating what you have learnt by completing more sea miles. Following this you should look to joining the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Preparation week followed by the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal Skipper examination.

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