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Advanced Course - RYA Coastal Skipper

Duration: 5 days onboard.

Course Type: Onboard practical.

Cost: £952 inc (High season April - October).

          £895 inc (Low season November - March).

Premium Training - Guaranteed no more than 3 students on the course.

(Please note that we can provide a complete transfer package to/from Faro Airport to our yachts in Portimao Marina which includes an extra nights stay onboard the yacht prior to your course starting - please ask for details).

This is the first of the advanced courses in which you will undertake longer coastal passages and navigating at night to become a Coastal Skipper. Skippering a yacht offshore requires you to have strong and confident leadership skills with complete faith in your seamanship and navigational skills, regardless of what “Mother Nature” decides to put your way.

Latest Course Dates and Availability
Dates and Location Availability
28th September 2019 - 2nd October 2019
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4th November 2019 - 8th November 2019
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10th November 2019 - 14th November 2019
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21st November 2019 - 25th November 2019
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Note; Please ensure that you have successfully completed the Yachtmaster theory course within the past 12 months so as to get the most from this practical course.

Suitable for:

  • Those seeking a recognised RYA Coastal Skipper qualification in yachting.
  • To be able to sail bareboat.
  • To be able to charter a boat.
  • Those out to become more confident and to be able to go further afield.
  • Those looking to explore the area with the security of having an experienced skipper onboard.

On this 5-day yacht-based Coastal Skipper course you will become:

  • Confident in your decision making with respect to all aspects of handling and navigating the yacht.
  • Skilled in longer offshore passage planning and its deployment.
  • Conversant with the Rules of the Road and how they apply in every day situations.
  • Confident in night sailing and watchkeeping.
  • · A confident and skilled RYA Coastal Skipper

By the end of the course…

You will be a confident and knowledgeable Coastal Skipper in your boat handling and navigation.

Premium Training Scheme

If you would prefer a more beneficial teaching ratio of 3 : 1, then ask about our Premium Training Scheme, giving you more time on the water to practise those new skills and drills - costing a supplement of just £60 per day.

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