Yacht Racing Charter & Sailing School

Coastal Skipper

RYA Coastal Skipper Course

The Coastal Skipper course (now known as Yachtmaster Coastal) teaches you the skills and techniques required to skipper a yacht safely on coastal and offshore passages by day and night and includes:

    • Passage Planning
    • Preparation for sea
    • Pilotage
    • Yacht handling under power
    • Yacht handling under sail
    • Adverse weather conditions
    • Emergency situations
Key Facts
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Course: Coastal Skipper Course -Tidal Endorsement
Cost: £555.00
Location: Malta Sicily
Duration: 5 days and 5 nights
Pre course experience: 15 days seatime (2 days as skipper) 300miles, 8 night hours
Assumed Knowledge: Navigation to Coastal skipper theory level and good sailing ability
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Booking Form: Contact Us
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The cost of this course includes:

    • Accommodation onboard
    • Use of lifejackets & foul weather clothing
    • Marina fees & fuel
    • All breakfasts and lunches onboard
    • 3 evening meals onboard

Course Details

The objective of the RYA Coastal Skipper course is to teach you the skills and techniques you will require to skipper a yacht safely on coastal and offshore passages by day and night. The course follows the RYA syllabus and includes:

Passage Planning

    • Can Prepare a passage plan taking into consideration weather, crew ability, vessel suitability, duration, victualling, charts and publications required etc.
    • Aware of Customs procedures.

Preparation for sea

    • Is aware of safety equipment required for offshore passages.
    • Can prepare a yacht for sea including stowage, safety briefing, watch keeping, equipment and engine checks.


    • Can prepare a pilotage plan, with consideration of soundings, transits, clearing bearings, buoyage, port or harbour regulations and tidal considerations.
    • Can pilot a yacht by day and night.

Passage making and ability as skipper

    • Can take charge of a yacht and direct the crew.
    • Can organise the navigation, deckwork and domestic duties of a yacht on passage.
    • Is aware of the significance of meteorological trends.
    • Is aware of crew welfare on passage
    • Can use electronic navigation equipment for planning and undertaking a passage, including the use of waypoints and routes.

Yacht handling under power

    • Can control the yacht effectively in a confined space under power.
    • All berthing and leaving berth situations in various conditions of wind and tide.

Yacht handling under sail

    • Can use the sails to control the yacht in a confined space.
    • Anchoring and mooring in various conditions or wind and tide.
    • Can sail efficiently on all points of sailing.

Adverse weather conditions

    • Preparation for heavy weather and yacht handling in strong winds.
    • Navigation and general in restricted visibility.

Emergency situations

    • Recovery of man overboard under power and sail.
    • Understands actions to be taken when abandoning to the liferaft and during helicopter and lifeboat rescues.

RYA Theory Courses

Practical courses include: accommodation onboard, use of lifejackets & foul weather clothing, marina fees & fuel. All breakfasts and lunches are provided and 2 evening meals.


Late Season Special Offers

Posted by on Oct 9 in Blog, News, RYA Training

Late Season Special Offers

Late Season Special Offers Special offer: To boost the 2017 sailing season we are offering a great reduction for group bookings of 4 people on the same yacht during the same week, 4 places for only £1600.00 that’s £400.00 each for any RYA Training course here in Malta. The dates for this offer are between the 1st November and 31st December 2017. First come first served.

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