RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Skipper Course

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RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Skipper Course

This is an advanced seven day on board intensive course. The aim is to teach the skills and techniques required to skipper a cruising yacht safely on longer coastal passages by day and night.

It covers all aspects of skippering but focuses on the close quarters boat handling and precise night time pilotage.

This is designed to prepare you for examination by an independent RYA examiner for the award of a DoT certificate for Yachtmaster Coastal.

Times and Location

7 day course
1700 Sunday until approximately 1600 the following Sunday

Crews will meet and finish at the Broadway base, Mercury Yacht Harbour, Hamble

Course Syllabus

• Skippering skills
• Boat handling
• General seamanship
• Navigation
• Safety awareness
• Knowledge of the IRPCS (collision regulations)
• Meteorology and signals

You will be set tasks to demonstrate your ability and may also be asked questions on any part of the syllabus for all practical and shorebased courses up to Yachtmaster™ Coastal level.

What’s included

All food, mooring fees, wet weather gear and accommodation on board the yacht.

For details on what you should bring, please refer to the FAQ section.

Support Courses

RYA Sea Survival
SRC / VHF Radio
RYA Diesel Engine
RYA First Aid
RYA PPR Course

Next Step

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore

Course Duration: 7 Days, (5 day prep course + 2 Day RYA/MCA Exam)

Previous Experience Required: 30 days, 2 days as skipper, 800 miles logged, 12 night hours (Half the qualifying seatime must have been conducted in tidal waters). SRC / VHF operators certificate, valid first aid certificate. Should an RYA Coastal Skipper completion certificate is held only 400 miles required

Ability After Course: Preparation for the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate of Competence. Revision of advanced skippering techniques, close quarters handling under power and sail, navigation and pilotage by day and night, man overboard recovery and overall yacht management skills.

Cost: £525 plus RYA fee £189

Number of members: 1 – 4



Booking system to follow [w/c 16/04/18]

Medical and Dietary Declaration

Having a medical condition need not necessarily prevent you from taking a full part in the course but the Club Principal must be aware of any potential problems.

If you are in any doubt about your fitness to take part in a course, speak to us on the clubline prior to your course.

By completing the course booking form you make the following declarations and undertakings:-
I hereby declare that I have recorded below details of any medical condition which may affect my fitness to participate in the course and in particular I have included details where I suffer from asthma/bronchitis, angina or heart condition, fits, fainting or blackouts, severe headaches, diabetes, travel sickness, allergies to medication or other allergies.

I undertake to inform the Metropolitan Police Sailing Club Ltd and the course instructor of any relevant medical condition which may become apparent between now and the start of the course, and of any medication I am taking.

I have included below details of any dietary requirements and any allergies, including allergies to food and medication.