RYA Coastal Skipper

More advanced navigation and longer distance sailing by day and night


€895 Including Breakfast & Lunches onboard

5 days Monday to Friday

Ratio: Max 5 persons

Difficulty: Advanced

International skippering license

Ideal to charter and own a boat, this very rewarding and enjoyable course will build on your skippering experience to then navigate longer distances and by day and night

Pre experience required

Anybody undertaking this course should have the Dayskipper or equivalent experience and complete the Coastal Skipper theory course

Course includes

Certificate, Breakfast and lunches onboard plus accommodation

Sailing area from Barcelona

Amazing locations to visit on the Costa Brava and Costa Dorada coastline including the lovely ports of Sitges and Blanes or spend the night at anchor sheltered off Tossa De Mar.

Course numbers

We limit our numbers on the courses to a maximum of 5 persons to ensure you have plenty of time on the helm with an experienced RYA instructor to guide you through.This is a very hands on practical course

  • Advanced Navigation
  • Passages by Day and Night
  • Advanced Boat handling
  • Managing a boat on longer passages
  • Advanced Pilotage
  • Meteorology
  • Rules of the road
  • Use of engines
  • Emergency situations
  • Night cruising into unfamiliar ports

How long is the licence valid?

Your licence will be registered with the RYA so the is always a record, there is no revalidation required. You can also obtain an ICC with your license

Can I hire a boat using the licence?

Yes, but in Europe you are best gaining the International Certificate of Competence(ICC), this is just a paperwork exercise with £52 application fee(Payable to the RYA)

What type of boats can I drive?

Boats up to 24 metres, by day and night

  • Passport Photo for the licence
  • Euros for dining at ports we visit
  • One bag with suitable clothing
  • Showers available on boat and at Marinas
  • Deck shoes, or any flat grippy shoe
  • Waterproofs(although we can provide)
  • Sun block and hat for all those sunny days

BOOK! Weekdays Monday to Friday

You can stay onboard Sunday evening through to Friday


star rating  Excellent level of educational program. Beautiful staff. All 2 days of course we're very informative and super interesting. A lot of new and very useful things you can learn through... read more

October 26, 2019

star rating  We where very lucky to have good wind and lots of sun. Faith was a great skipper with interesting stories (don't trust routine) and we loved swimming behind the boat!

August 19, 2021

star rating  What a fantastic two hours sailing along the coast of Barcelona. The views are amazing and such a wonderful way to get some peace and tranquility. It was such... read more

November 1, 2019