Skippering a yacht on coastal and offshore passages demands strong navigation, seamanship and leader skills.
The Coastal Skipper course prepares those with previous skippering experience to undertake longer coastal voyages.
During the Coastal Skipper course your instructor will guide you through navigation, both offshore and in limited visibility, weather forecasting and passage planning, watch keeping and preparations for sea. You will also be advised upon the essential skill of communicating with and directing your crew .
You will put this all into practice as each student plans and executes passages taking complete command of the yacht. Coastal Skippers must be good boat handlers and you will receive plenty of practice mooring the yacht and have at least 4 hours night sailing. Weather permitting the yacht will undertake a longer coastal passage.
At the successful completion of this course you will be able to skipper coastal passages safely and confidently by day and night.