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  Really excellent. Lovely staff, professional. Stopped so we could have a swim as well. Highly recommended.

August 24, 2020

star rating  Faith and Fedrica are amazing sailors and also incredibly hospitable and fun. This was the best part of our trip!

October 8, 2019

star rating  Hi, My daughter and I have just concluded our 2 day RYA Powerboat level 2 course with Barcelona Watersports. We had Faith as our instructor. Was a Fab experience,... read more

August 1, 2020