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Advanced Course - RYA Coastal Skipper

Duration: 5 days onboard.

Course Type: Onboard practical.

Cost: £1045.00 (All Year Round).

Premium Training - Guaranteed no more than 3 students on the course.

This is the first of the advanced courses in which you will undertake longer coastal passages and navigating at night to become a Coastal Skipper. Skippering a yacht offshore requires you to have strong and confident leadership skills with complete faith in your seamanship and navigational skills, regardless of what “Mother Nature” decides to put your way.

Latest Course Dates and Availability
Dates and Location Availability
20th August 2022 - 24th August 2022
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27th August 2022 - 31st August 2022
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3rd September 2022 - 7th September 2022
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10th September 2022 - 14th September 2022
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Travel & Transfers

We can help advise you on your travel arrangements, including the transfer from Faro Airport to our yachts at Portimao Marina.

If arriving early for your course we can usually arrange to meet you at the marina and to arrange an overnight stay on the boat with breakfast included so that you are fresh and ready for the start of your course – Please ask for details.


Note; Please ensure that you have successfully completed the Yachtmaster theory course within the past 12 months so as to get the most from this practical course.

Suitable for:

  • Those seeking a recognised RYA Coastal Skipper qualification in yachting.
  • To be able to sail bareboat.
  • To be able to charter a boat.
  • Those out to become more confident and to be able to go further afield.
  • Those looking to explore the area with the security of having an experienced skipper onboard.

On this 5-day yacht-based Coastal Skipper course you will become:

  • Confident in your decision making with respect to all aspects of handling and navigating the yacht.
  • Skilled in longer offshore passage planning and its deployment.
  • Conversant with the Rules of the Road and how they apply in every day situations.
  • Confident in night sailing and watchkeeping.
  • · A confident and skilled RYA Coastal Skipper

By the end of the course…

You will be a confident and knowledgeable Coastal Skipper in your boat handling and navigation.

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