RYA Coastal Skipper
RYA Coastal Skipper Practical Course
You will take full charge of the yacht, under the watchful eye of the instructor, planning and executing your passage plan.
Your abilities to manoeuvre under both sail and power will be further stretched in a variety of challenging situations, all of which will be subject to a plan/execute/debrief formula.
The level of previous experience recommended is
- 15 day aboard with 2 as skipper
- 300 logged miles
- 8 night hours
- A knowledge of navigation equivalent to RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster level.
The training boat, Driac (pronounced Dry-ack) is a classic yacht built in 1930 operating out of Milford Haven.
She is bermudian rigged and fully modern in the way she sails, but has the atmosphere and character which can only be experienced in a classic wooden sailing vessel.
She has only 5 berths so you will never have more than a 4:1 teaching ratio.
Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales is one of the great natural harbours of the world, with its busy port, marinas, quiet anchorages, dramatic coast and islands to visit.
The Haven is also perfectly placed for cruising the Pembrokeshire coast.
The course is available in a range of formats
Coastal Skipper 5 days Monday to Friday – cost £500
Coastal Skipper 2 weekend of 3 and 2 days – cost £550
Coastal Skipper 5 days over a Bank Holiday weekend – cost £500
For info or to book a practical course on Driac contact Charles : 07515387693
Own boat Tuition
For other aspects of the scheme incl. OWN BOAT TUITION contact Roger: 07968 495124
Shore Based Theory Courses
Our theory courses place in the SARA teaching facility at Beachley, near Chepstow, Gloucestershire.
RYA Day Skipper Shore-based Theory
This course is a introduction to chart work, navigation, seamanship and meteorology.
It deals with tidal heights and streams and their effect on you course and also the rules of the road for yachts at sea.
ee RYA Shorebased Theory Courses for further details
VHF DSC Radio Course
This course starts by looking at the practical operation of a standard Marine VHF, Channel usage, Distress/Urgency/Safety and routine voice procedures.
On successful completion, you will be awarded a licence allowing you to legally operate a VHF/DSC radio.
e VHF DSC Radio Course for further details.