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Coastal Skipper

Coastal SkipperAdvanced skippering techniques for yachtsmen and women with considerable knowledge of sailing and navigation, wanting to undertake coastal passages by day and night.

Like the Day Skipper course, 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.
It is a satisfying but intensive week, with candidates often working towards a Certificate of Competence.
The knowledge of the Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore theory  is strongly adviced, before to start the Coastal Skipper Practical, because there is insufficient time to teach you theory during the week.

Coastal Skippers should be able to undertake more difficult passages by day and night and handle the yacht in more demanding conditions. By the end of the course you should have the knowledge, if not the experience, to become a Yachtmaster.
The course can be taken in tidal or non-tidal waters and your certificate will be endorsed accordingly.

Pre-course experience

15 days, 2 days as skipper, 300 miles, 8 night hours

Assumed knowledge

Boat handling to the standard of Day Skipper and navigation to shorebased Coastal

Minimum duration

5 days

Minimum age

17

Course content

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

Ability after course

Able to skipper a yacht on coastal passages by day and night

Price per person

€595 Euros (Book 2 persons have the 3 person on half price, only 299€)

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