RYA Coastal Skipper certificate of competence  
 
This is a course covering advanced skippering techniques for yachtsmen and women, with considerable knowledge of sailing and navigation, wanting to undertake coastal passages by day and night. Coastal Skippers should be able to undertake more difficult passages by day and night and handle the yacht in more demanding conditions. By the end of the course you should have the knowledge to become a Yachtmaster. With sufficient experience and mileage you should be in a position to tackle either the Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster DoT commercial preparation and examination if you wish.  
 
Like the Day Skipper course, this course consists of skippered passages in a variety of situations. Each candidate will skipper more challenging passages and learn more about passage planning, pilotage by day and night, boat handling, safety and emergency situations. This is a satisfying but intensive week, with candidates working towards a Certificate of Competence. It is advisable to complete the Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore shorebased course beforehand as there is insufficient time to teach you theory during the week. 
 
Course cost £525