Coastal Skipper

Overview

Accreditation: Royal Yachting Association

Cost: €825

Course duration : 5 days

Course Times: Dependent on destinations and weather conditions

The Coastal Skipper course is full of advanced skippering techniques for yachtsmen and women with considerable knowledge of sailing and navigation, wanting to undertake coastal passages by day and night.

Like the Day Skipper course, this course consists of skippered passages in a variety of situations. Each trainee will skipper more challenging passages and learn more about passage planning, pilotage by day and night, boat handling, safety and emergency situations.  There is a residential option if required.

Coastal Skippers should be able to undertake more difficult passages by day and night and handle the yacht in more demanding conditions.

Syllabus

  • Intricate Passage Planning
  • Preparation for Offshore Passages
  • Pilotage plans for entering into harbours and coves by day and night
  • In depth skippering including all responsibilities
  • Advanced Yacht Handling under power
  • Heavy weather sailing and preparation
  • Understanding how to abandon a vessel.

All Courses meet at INSS Clubhouse at 9.30am on first day of course. Where courses run on concurrent days overnight accommodation is aboard the yacht. Course finish times may vary depending on destinations and weather conditions.

Course Dates 2024…

  • Course 1: Monday 22nd to Friday 26th April
  • Course 2: Monday 9th to Friday 13th September
  • Course 3: Monday 14th to Friday 18th October

Course bookings will open shortly.

Our cancellation policy for this course can be viewed here.

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Participant Requirements/Knowledge

Participants are recommended to have the following experience, minimum 15 days at sea; 300 miles logged, and at least 8 hours at night and 2 days as skipper. Prior to this course, it is recommended that you will have completed the Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore Theory Course, or have knowledge to an equivalent standard.

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    star rating  Came here with my mom for a stand up paddle board rental, the staff went above and beyond to be super friendly and the experience was great and good value!

    lizzyvallely
    July 28, 2020

    star rating  Firstly, Jess (our instructor) was amazing! I was a bit nervous starting this course as I didn't know what to expect but Jess made it so easy to understand everything... read more

    1V426
    September 12, 2022

    star rating  Came here with my mom for a stand up paddle board rental, the staff went above and beyond to be super friendly and the experience was great and good value!

    lizzy
    July 1, 2020