RYA Motorcruiser Coastal Skipper


Price: 1,695.00

This course is a significant step up from the RYA Dayskipper course. Ideally, you will have knowledge of sailing and navigation and be ready to undertake more demanding coastal passages by day and night. The five day course will build on your sailing skills, and you will be taught to skipper more challenging passages, both by day and night. You will cover all aspects of planning, pilotage by day and night, boat handling, as well as safety and emergency situations.


This course is an ideal stepping stone onto the more professional RYA Yachtmaster qualification. The course content Includes the following:

  • Passage planning
  • Preparation for sea
  • Pilotage
  • Passage making & ability as a skipper on longer passages
  • Motor handling
  • Adverse weather conditions
  • Emergency situations

The Course: This course is 5 continuous days, involving night sailing passages. This intense practical course from Barcelona requires you to moor up each night in different ports or anchorages, giving you a chance to discover locations such as the Balearic Islands or the Costa Brava. Either direction, these mediterranean locations include; warm sunny climates, superb apres sailing, delicious Spanish cuisine and relaxing atmospheres after a hard days sail, which equate to an amazing learning environment and every motor cruisers’ paradise! Our boats are moored in Port Vell, central to just about everything and where this vibrant city meets the sea, we have the perfect location for your to start your RYA Coastal Skipper course.

Prerequisites: 15 days, 2 days as skipper, 300 miles, 8 night hours. Boat handling to Dayskipper and theory knowledge of Coastal Skipper shore-based. Ideally you would have completed the Coastal Skipper shore-based course.

Ratio: Maximum 5 to each boat and instructor, minimum number 2 persons

Course Includes: Food whilst onboard the yacht, breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Mooring fees are paid and waterproofs provided if required. Logbook and RYA certificate included on successful completion, a passport photo is required.

Timings: 09:00 on the first day, finishing on the last day at 16:00. You will stay on board the boat at different locations each night

Location: Port Vell Marina, central Barcelona

Course Extras: Suitable clothing for being out on the water, sleeping bag, pillow and towel.


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