RYA Sailing Courses in Spain

Coastal Skipper Practical Sail

5 day course

This course is designed for those who want to cruise further afield and will provide the skipper with all the skills and techniques to take a yacht on coastal and offshore passages by day and by night to new sailing areas.

Each student will skipper the yacht over a longer passage, involving detailed pilotage and passage planning. It is recommended that you complete the Shorebased Coastal Skipper theory course beforehand.

  • Suggested pre-course minimum requirement: 15 days sea time (2 days as skipper) 300 nautical miles, 8 night hours.
  • Assumed knowledge: Navigation to Coastal Skipper shorebased standard. Practical ability to Day Skipper practical standard.
  • Course content: Passage planning, preparation for sea, pilotage, passage making and ability as skipper, yacht handling under power and sail, adverse weather conditions and emergency situations.
  • Ability after course: Be able to skipper a vessel on coastal passages by day and by night.
  • Minimum duration: 5 days.
  • Minimum age: 17.
RYA Coastal Skipper Practical Course in Spain


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