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RYA Coastal Skipper

Trip Details

Creator Simon ReadView
Type RYAc Coastal Skipper
Start date 23rd May 2019
Finish date 27th May 2019
Destination - A Shotley Point Marina Landing, Shotley Gate, Ipswich IP9 1QJ, UK
Destination - B Shotley Point Marina Landing, Shotley Gate, Ipswich IP9 1QJ, UK

Advanced skippering techniques for yachtsmen and women with considerable knowledge of sailing and navigation, wanting to undertake coastal passages by day and night.

Like the Day Skipper course, this course consists of skippered passages in a variety of situations. Each trainee will skipper more challenging passages and learn more about passage planning, pilotage by day and night, boat handling, safety and emergency situations.

We will expect you to complete the Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster™ Offshore theory course beforehand as there is insufficient time to teach you theory during the week.

Coastal Skippers should be able to undertake more difficult passages by day and night and handle the yacht in more demanding conditions.

Requirements & Outcomes

Pre-course experience: 15 days, 2 days as skipper, 300 miles, 8 night hours

Assumed knowledge: Boat handling to the standard of Day Skipper and navigation to shorebased Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster™ Offshore

Minimum duration: 5 days

Minimum age: 17

Course content: 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 the course: Able to skipper a yacht on coastal passages by day and night

Training School Suffolk Coast Sailing

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Trip Boat

Name Wings
Total Berths 6
Home Port Shotley Point Marina Landing, Shotley Gate, Ipswich IP9 1QJ, UK
Model Moody 419
Coded Yes
Area Category 2