Aim: after the course, able to skipper a yacht on coastal passages by day and night
Advanced skippering techniques for yachtsmen and women with considerable knowledge of sailing and navigation, wanting to undertake coastal passages by day and night.
Like the RYA 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, Preparation for sea, Pilotage by day and night, Passage making and ability as skipper, Yacht handling under power, Yacht handling under sail, Adverse weather conditions, Safety & Emergency situations.
It is a satisfying but intensive week, with candidates often working towards a Certificate of Competence.
We expect that you are on a RYA Day skipper level with experience as a skipper .
All aspects of the syllabi of day skipper and competent crew must be known.
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 Yachtmaster™.