RYA YM Coastal / Coastal Skipper Practical

  • 07 Oct 2018
  • 09 Nov 2018
  • 2 sessions
  • 07 Oct 2018, 18:00 12 Oct 2018, 15:00
  • 04 Nov 2018, 18:00 09 Nov 2018, 15:00
  • Solent


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RYA YM Coastal/ Coastal Skipper Practical

The RYA Coastal Skipper course is suitable for the more advanced skippers who have a practical ability to RYA Day Skipper level plus a knowledge of navigation, meteorology, collision regulations, safety and passage planning up to RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster shore based standard. Unlike most other schools in the area, your mooring fees and wet weather clothing for the duration of your course are included in the price quoted along with food whilst aboard.

RYA Coastal Skipper without Exam: Duration 5 Days

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. Your certificate will be endorsed as having been taken in tidal waters. By the end of the course you should be able to skipper a yacht on coastal passages by day and night and have the knowledge, if not the experience, to become a Yachtmaster Coastal or Offshore.

Pre-course experience: 15 days, 2 days as skipper, 300 miles, 8 night hours
Minimum course duration: 5 days
Minimum age: 17

RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Preparation PLUS Exam: Duration 7 Days

This preparation course is designed for those who wish to take the RYA / MCA Yachtmaster Coastal exam. The course gives potential candidates the opportunity to thoroughly revise both practical and theoretical subjects. You will spend five days onboard the yacht with one of our fully qualified professional RYA Yachtmaster instructors prior to taking the RYA / MCA Yachtmaster Coastal examination.

Sailing will be in local waters and the instructor will tailor the course to your needs but in our experience this will often include: passage planning, skippering techniques, man-overboard recovery, meteorology, close quarters boat handling and pilotage in restricted visibility.

We would recommend you arrive for the course already having a thorough knowledge of the IRPCS Collision Regulations particularly in relation to lights, shapes and signals. The successful Yachtmaster Coastal candidate is an experienced yachtsman who has a theoretical knowledge to the level of the RYA Yachtmaster shore based course and will be able to skipper a cruising yacht on passages up to 60 miles from port. The RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate of Competency is acknowledged throughout the World as the top sailing qualification.

Candidates must also hold the Restricted (VHF only) Radio Operator's Certificate or Short Range Certificate and RYA First Aid Certificate or recognised alternatives.

Pre-course experience: 30 days, 2 days as skipper, 800 miles, 12 night hours
Minimum course duration: 5 days
Minimum age: 17
(If you hold the Coastal Skipper Completion certificate this can be reduced to 20 days, 2 days as skipper, 400 miles)

This Training is provided by Hamble Point Sailing School at a discount price for RBYC members. You need to be an RBYC member or register for Temporary membership

Registering for this event is free and will generate you a discount code by email. Full payment at the discount prices below will be made directly to Hamble Point.

The course will start from Hamble Point Marina. For more information please visit their website

Please read the Hamble Point Sailing School T&C's before booking.

Coastal Skipper without Exam: Price for 5 days                                            Usual      RBYC Member                                                    Price           Price

May'18-Sept '18               £575         £545

Oct '18-Dec'18                 £495         £470

YM Coastal with Exam: Price for 7 days                                                           Usual      RBYC Member                                                    Price         Price

All Dates                         £675        £640

The price does not include the RYA Examination fee which is payable directly to the examiner

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