Advanced skippering techniques for yachtsmen and women with considerable knowledge of sailing and navigation, wanting to undertake coastal passage 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 shore-based 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. By the end of the course you should have the knowledge, if not the experience, to become a Yacht Master.
Pre-course experience requirements
15 days sea time, 2 days as Skipper, 300 miles, 8 night hours.
Boat handling to the standard of Day Skipper and navigation to shore based Coastal.
Minimum Age 17
- Passage planning
- Preparation for sea
- 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.