Sail Cruising Coastal Skipper
Advanced 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.
Most centres will expect you to complete the Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster™ Offshore shorebased course beforehand as there is insufficient time to teach you theory during the week.
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 shore based coastal skipper/Yachtmaster™ offshore.
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 and sail, adverse weather conditions, emergency situations.