RYA Advanced Pilotage

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This advanced level course is aimed Day Skippers wishing to enhance their skills or progress towards their RYA Coastal Skipper. It also meets the needs of those who have recently converted from sail to power, by sharpening their skills with day and night time navigation and high speed pilotage.

This course includes time spent in the classroom and a wide range of practical activities on the water.
10 days at sea, 150 miles, 4 night hours and 2 days as skipper.
Your navigational skills should be to the standard of the Coastal Skipper/Yachtmasterâ„¢ theory. You should also hold a VHF/SRC licence and have a first aid certificate.
Instructor Ratio
4:1. Urban Truant is also pleased to offer lower ratios on request for those who would like more time with their instructor.
Duration2 days including 1 evening
  • Passage planning and pilotage
  • Passage making and responsibility as a skipper (daylight hours)
  • High speed manoeuvres
  • Close quarters boat handling
  • Use of radar
  • Dealing with adverse weather conditions
  • Dealing with emergency situations
  • Night cruising
Ability after
Increased skills at speed, in heavier conditions and night time experience

What’s Included

You’ll be based at our well-equipped training facilities in Swanwick Marina and included in your course price is:
  • Refreshments and lunch throughout the course
  • All mooring fees
  • All fuel costs
  • Use of Urban Truant’s high quality wet weather gear and safety kit
  • RYA certification for all successful students
At Urban Truant we feel it’s important to provide quality catering and pride ourselves on serving fresh tasty food wherever possible. We are also happy to cater for different dietary requirements upon request.

Course Dates

Below are listed our available dates. If you cannot see dates that you require, please get in touch with us and we may be able to to arrange a more suitable date.

See what our students say:

Dale - RYA Cruising Instructor

"My RYA Cruising Instructor “Instruction and Assessment” week with Urban Truant not only provided me with some key skills and tools to go out and be an Instructor but also gave me more confidence in the delivery of the various briefings and demonstrations as there was lots of excellent guidance and support provided during the week.

The week was nearly all “boat based” so there were lots of opportunity to practice the techniques hands-on and the environment was further enhanced with individual cabins and a very well provisioned galley."

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