RYA Coastal Skipper

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RYA Coastal Skipper is the ideal qualification to follow the RYA Day Skipper course. It may also form a bridge to the full MCA/RYA Yachtmaster™ examination. It’s designed to give an experienced skipper the confidence to undertake longer and more complex passages which may involve sailing at night or involve watch-keeping systems.

Skippering a motor cruiser on coastal and offshore passages demands strong navigation, seamanship and leadership skills. During the RYA Coastal Skipper course your instructor will guide you through navigation (both offshore and in limited visibility), weather forecasting and passage planning, watch keeping, preparation for sea and handling heavy weather. You will put this all into practice as you plan and execute passages whilst in complete command of the vessel. Coastal skippers must be good boat handlers and you will receive plenty of practice mooring the vessel and experience night navigation. Weather permitting you will also undertake a longer coastal passage.
Achieving your RYA Coastal Skipper certificate is an accomplishment ideal for anyone who wants to further their training, especially to tackle more challenging coastal passages.
15 days, 300 miles, 8 night hours, 2 days as skipper.
Your navigational skills should be to the standard of the Coastal Skipper/Yachtmasterâ„¢ theory and your motor cruising skills should be to an RYA Day Skipper standard.
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.
Duration5 days
  • Passage planning
  • Preparation for sea
  • Pilotage
  • Passage making and ability as skipper
  • Yacht handling under power
  • Yacht handling under sail
  • Adverse weather conditions
  • Emergency situations
Ability after
A Coastal Skipper has the knowledge and ability to skipper a motor cruiser safely and confidently on coastal cruises but not necessarily the experience needed to undertake longer passages.

What’s Included

When you book a course with Urban Truant we do our best to ensure there are no extra fees – everything you need to complete your course is included:
  • Your place on board a motor cruiser
  • Your own cabin (if you’re on a two day course)
  • All refreshments and meals whilst on board
  • Any mooring fees
  • All fuel costs
  • Use of Urban Truant’s wet weather gear and safety kit
  • RYA certification for all successful students
At Urban Truant we feel it’s important to provide quality catering. Prior to every charter, our boats are fully stocked with freshly cooked meals in preparation for your arrival. We’ll ask for any dietary requirements when we issue your joining instructions.

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.

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