RYA Coastal Skipper (Motor)

This is a more advanced course where you will tackle with more complex issues like passage planning, preparing for adverse weather, organizing and running a motor cruiser in coastal passages during the day or night.

The assumed knowledge for this course is Day Skipper level and Coastal Skipper theory. The experience required for this course is a minimum of 15 days as crew and 5 days as Skipper of a motor cruiser. Coastal Skipper Practical is a demanding course during which one will be challenged and put in a position where important decisions have to be made but the confidence you will gain after it, is going to be the best reward together with realizing the distance you have covered and the size your cruising grounds have grown into.

Pre-course experience: 15 days, 5 days as skipper, 300 miles, 8 night hours.
Assumed knowledge: Boat handling to the standard of the Day Skipper practical motor cruising course and navigation to the standard of the Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster shore based course.
Duration: 5 days.
Minimum age: 17.
Course content: Passage planning, preparation for sea, pilotage, passage making and ability as a skipper, radar, boat handling, adverse weather conditions, emergency situations.
Ability after the course: Able to skipper a motor cruiser on coastal passages by day and night.

Coastal Skipper Non Tidal Syllabus
The aim of this course is to teach the skills and techniques are required to skipper a Motor cruiser safely on coastal and offshore passages by day and night.

  • Passage planning
  • Preparation for sea
  • Pilotage
  • Passage making and
  • ability as a skipper
  • Boat handling
  • Adverse weather
  • conditions
  • Radar
  • Emergency situations

Minimum 2 participants are required to set a course