The RYA Coastal Skipper course is for sailors who want to go a little further afield. We will teach you advanced skippering techniques, including preparation for sea, pilotage, yacht handling under power and sail, and delegating duties to the crew. The course also includes emergency situations such as recovering a man overboard under power and sail.
There will be plenty of practice in the harbour, learning to maneuver the boat in smaller places and mooring in a variety of conditions. We will practice blind navigation, so that if you are in heavy weather or fog you will make it to the nearest harbour safely.
It is recommended that the coastal skipper theory course is completed prior to the practical course - however, there is the option to self-study. You also have to have logged 300 NM over 15 days at sea (including two as a skipper) and eight night sail hours.
We run our courses over 6 days giving a little more balance to teaching and relaxation from the normal 5 day course in the UK. You will join the boat in Marina Lanzarote on Sunday evening at 6 pm, meet the skipper and other crew members, settle in, safety briefing and then leave the marina on Monday morning for your skills practice, the course finishes at 3pm on Saturday where the boat will return to the marina, you are welcome to stay onboard until Sunday at noon
You will visit the beautiful harbours of the Canary Islands, anchor in beautiful swimming and snorkeling spots, or even stay overnight on a mooring buoy.
What's included in the price?
- 6 days sailing/ 7 nights on board
- All on-board breakfast and snacks + 2 evening meals
- All harbour and marina fees