Coastal Skipper Course

RYA Coastal Skipper Sail course

The RYA Coastal Skipper Sail Course is for the more experienced Day Skipper who would like to undertake longer coastal passages by day and night, utilising more advance boat handling and navigation skills.

Coastal Skipper Course

Do I need previous experience?

Yes, you must be at least 17 years old and have at least 15 days aboard a sailing yacht with 2 days acting as skipper. You will need at least 300 logged miles and 8 night hours. You will also have theory knowledge up to RYA Coastal/Yachtmaster Theory level.

Coastal Skipper Course

What will I learn?

You will learn how to skipper a yacht on a more demanding coastal passage which requires more advanced navigation, seamanship and leadership skills perhaps in more adverse weather and conditions. As a Coastal Skipper you will be a better boat handler and will be in complete charge of the vessel, implementing more in depth preparations for sea, watch keeping systems, weather forecasting, passage planning. You will complete a night sail and a longer coastal passage (weather permitting).

Coastal Skipper Course

Own boat tuition

This course can run on your boat for yourself or your group. Own boat training cost start from £250.00 plus VAT  per day. Please contact us for more information regarding own boat tuition.

Sailing Boat

Course Schedule

Monday to Friday 0930 – variable

Course includes:

  • All Moorings
  • Expert tuition
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Waterproofs

Course Costs:


Course Location:

  • Mercury Yacht Harbour in Hamble or Gosport Marina

Booking Details

To book, please click on the button below for course dates, email us or phone us on 02381 242159.

If you have any questions, or want to know if the course is right for you, or just want to talk in more detail about the course, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Please note our sailing training is delivered by one of our preferred RYA sailing training partners.