RYA Coastal Skipper


From: €890,00

A great course to follow up with after the RYA Day Skipper course and pave the way for the MCA/ RYA examination

The RYA Coastal Skipper course is the ideal practical course to follow the RYA Day Skipper. It is also considered as the stepping stone to an MCA / RYA examination.

An already qualified and experienced sailor will get the confidence to undertake longer and more difficult passages, as this course is designed by aiming exactly on this.

In order to gain the confidence you need for coastal and offshore passages your instructor will guide you through practical exercises and chartwork to improve your boat handling, your navigation and leadership skills.

You will prepare more complex passage plans and pilotage and you will navigate in limited visibility. You will learn how to prepare and handle heavy weather and you will expand your meteorology knowledge.

By the end of the course you will have gained experience and built up confidence in order to undertake coastal and offshore passages which are more demanding.

The tuition yachts are ready for accommodation by Saturday midday.

On day one you will join the yacht and you will meet the rest of the crew and your instructor. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed and briefed by your instructor about the basics regards the yacht and the surroundings. Once everyone has arrived we will have the chance to discuss the course and the plan for the week.
On Sunday the Day Skipper and the Coastal skipper candidates will have the chance to revise the theory and the competent crew candidates to familiarize themselves with the yacht and her equipment.

The course starts on Monday morning from our base in Lefkas and finishes on Friday afternoon back in our base.

During your training, you will sail a minimum distance of 100NM around the islands of the Ionian and you will visit the most interesting and beautiful ports of the area.

On our daily routine, we will have lunch and swim stops in one of the most idyllic bays of the Ionian islands and we will spend the night in a different destination at a time, where you will have the chance to explore the local culture and cuisine of Lefkada, Kefalonia, and Ithaca.

The yachts for Private Tuition are ready for accommodation by Saturday midday, the course starts on Sunday and finishes on Friday afternoon back in our base.

By Saturday 09.00 we will have to leave the yachts in order for our base crew to get her ready for the next group.

Pre-Course
Experience
  • 15 days
  • 2 days as skipper
  • 300 miles
  • 8 night hours
Assumed
Knowledge
  • Coastal / Offshore Yachtmaster level theory knowledge
  • Day skipper level sailing skills
Duration 5 days training + 1 extra day on board
Minimum Recommended Age 17
Students – Instructor Ratio 5:1 maximum
Course
Syllabus
  • Passage planning
  • Preparation for sea
  • Pilotage
  • Passage making and ability as skipper
  • Yacht handling under power
  • Yacht handling under sail
  • Adverse weather conditions
  • Emergency situations
After the Course Experience
  • 6 days on board
  • 4 night hours
  • Minimum 100 N.M
  • Ability to skipper a yacht on coastal passages by day and night
Certificate Granted
( upon succesful completion )
RYA Coastal Skipper
Price for individuals *
  • Low season 890 €
  • Mid season 990 €
  • High season 1090 €

Plus 50% for single cabin use

Price for private tuition **
  • BAVARIA 39/ FLUID 1/ 2008
  • BAVARIA 40 / VASSILIKI/ 2011
  • DUFOUR 390/ FLUID 2/ 2021
  • Low 4100 € / Mid 4700 € / High 4900 €
  • Low 4700 € / Mid 5200 € / High 5600 €
  • Low 5600 € / Mid 6100 € / High 6600 €
  • Low season Before May 21st & After Oct 1st
  • Mid season May 21st to Jul 16th & Aug 27th to Oct 1st
  • High season July 16th to August 27th
  • INDIVIDUALS Join our tuition yacht together with other students and learn how to sail in the Ionian combing training with holidays. You will share the yacht with maximum another 4 students plus the instructor . Provisions for breakfast and lunch as well all the expenses of the yacht are included in the price. Accomodation may be shared and sallon berths may be used.

  • PRIVATE TUITION For small groups of friends and families who want to learn how to sail together the option of a private tuition is ideal as you won’t share the yacht with someone else except your instructor. Charter a coded vessel from our fleet considering a cabin for your instructor and combine training with holidays. ( fuel, provisions, the cost of the instructor’s meals and mooring fees are not incuded in the price )

NEXT STEPS

The coastal Skipper course is considered as the necessary stepping stone in order to build up your confidence and improve your skills before attending an MCA / RYA Yachtmaster examination. After the course you will be given an individual debrief from your instructor who will advise you on the next steps if you are willing to become a professional skipper and get your Yachtmaster qualifications. The next step is to get the necessary qualifications and prerequisite experience.

What’s Included

  • Training by certified & experienced RYA instructors

  • Provisions for meals on board

  • Soft drinks

  • Fuel, gas, water

  • Bed linen & towels

  • Course material incuded

  • V.A.T

What’s not included

  • Cost of drinks & meals ashore

  • Cost of transfers and flights to / from our base

Highlights

  • Ideal for those who want to improve their skippering skills

  • Ideal for those who want to prepare themselves for professional qualifications

  • Student – instructor ratio 5 /1

  • Focus on boat handling techniques

  • Focus on preparation for demanding passages

  • Adverse weather training

  • Improvement of skippering skills at night

  • Minimum of 100N.M

  • Minimum of 6 Ionian destinations

  • Improvement of navigation, pilotage, passage planning, skippering skills

  • You will need to bring a passport sised photo