Skipper a yacht in coastal waters in the daytime and at night.
The Yachtmaster Coastal Preparation is not a formal course with a syllabus. It is about spending time out on the water with an experienced Yachtmaster Instructor preparing for the Yachtmaster Coastal examination.
Brush up on all your skippering skills and close quarter boat handling under sail and power. Navigate in coastal waters and prepare pilotage plans into unfamiliar ports. Prepare for the examination by concentrating on improving your weak areas.
Min Age: 17
Previous Experience Required
- 30 days, 2 days as skipper, 800 miles, 12 night hours (if you hold the Coastal Skipper course certificate this is reduced to 20 days, 2 days as skipper, 400 miles, 12 night hours). Half the qualifying sea time must be conducted in tidal waters.
- Coastal Yachtmaster theory
- RYA VHF Radio licence or higher grade of marine radio certificate.
- A valid first aid certificate
- Passage planning
- Man overboard recovery
- Close quarters handling under sail and power
- Skippering techniques
- Navigation in restricted visibilty
- knowledge of the International Collision Regulations
Abilities gained after the course
Feel confident in sitting the practical examination leading to the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate of Competence
- RYA Radar course is useful as many chart plotters come with Radars built in.
- The RYA Yachtmaster Offshore preparation course should be considered once you have some more miles and experience.
- RYA Offshore Sailing ISBN: 9781906435493
- RYA Weather Handbook – Northern Hemisphere ISBN: 9781905104178
- RYA Navigation Handbook 2nd Edition ISBN: 9781906435943
- RYA Yachtmaster Handbook ISBN: 9781905104956
- Seaman’s Guide Pocketbook of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea ISBN 0948254068
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