Coastal Skipper Practical (Tidal)


The aim of this course is to teach the skills and techniques required to skipper a cruising yacht safely on coastal and offshore passages by day and night.

Candidates should have considerable experience in both sailing and navigation and are usually aspiring towards a Certificate of Competence.

For more information on how to book go to our book now page.

Course Syllabus

  • Passage Planning
  • Preparation for Sea
  • Pilotage
  • Passage Making and Ability as a Skipper
  • Yacht Handling Under Power
  • Yacht Handling Under Sail
  • Adverse Weather Conditions
  • Emergency Situations

Course Details

  • Cost:                       €980
  • Duration:               5 days starting Sunday 18.00 finishing Friday 18.00
  • Ratio:                      Maximum student/instructor ratio 5-1 
  • Course Material:   All essential course material provided


  • Navigation to coastal skipper Shore based standard, sailing to Day Skipper Practical standard, 15 days sea time (2 days as skipper) 300 miles, and 8 night hours

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