Coastal Skipper

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Coastal Skipper


This is a more advanced course that builds on your skippering experience to extend your ability to cruise further afield, by day and night. Advanced boat handling under sail and power, navigation and pilotage skills and handling emergencies are covered, as well as broader aspects of skippering including passage planning, yacht/crew management and weather forecasting - and what to do if the wind gets up or the visibility goes down.


The course in run over 5 days (Sunday evening to Friday afternoon)


Suggested minimum pre-course experience:

  • 15 days (2 as skipper)/300MNs, 8 night hours.
  • Assumed knowledge: navigation to coastal skipper shorebased/sailing to day skipper practical level.
  • Course content: skippering techniques for coastal and offshore passages.

Ability after course: skipper a yacht on coastal passages by day and night.


5 day Coastal Skipper course: £520 (1st Apr – 30th Sept) and £495 (1st Oct – 31st March) including all on board costs (discounts available for 2 or more booking together).



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