RYA/MCA Costal Skipper

This 5 Day course introduces the more experienced skipper to the skills required to command a vessel on longer passages by day and night where passage planning, provisioning and crew welfare become more important.

Your knowledge should be at Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster theory level.

A 5 day course for sailors with experience at Dayskipper level in practical terms and knowledge of theory to coastal/yachtmaster level, the student must have minimum 300 miles including 8 night hours in charge or as watch leader prior to this course, we teach you how to plan and implement longer offshore passages, manage crew effectively, plot passages, carry out vessel safety checks and prepare for longer periods at sea, there is some advanced navigation, sail trimming and use of collision regulations and procedures for customs and dealing with coast radio stations, emergencies at sea etc.

Successful candidates receive the RYA/MCA Coastal Skipper Certificate.

This course is not to be confused with the RYA/MCA Coastal yachtmaster course, which has a formal examination by an RYA appointed examiner and is recognised as a qualification for use by professional seamen, we also run the 4 day preparation course for this qualification and arrange the examination on day 5, the mileage is 800 miles for this course, the course is 4 days of preparation followed by an 8 hour examination on any aspect of the practical and theory syllabus. Candidates for the MCA exam need to hold valid 1st aid and vhf/dsc certificates.

RYA/MCA Coastal Skipper Prices:

£649 each

Low season courses also available at discounted rates, please enquire



  • All RYA courses conducted in the Mediterranean are ‘non-tidal’.
  • RYA Practical Course Prices – Available all year round.
  • Price Includes: Accommodation on board, breakfast and lunch.
  • Fully qualified professional instruction.
  • All boat expenses – e.g. fuel & berthing.

Own Boat Tuition, Deliveries, Also available.

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