Yachtmaster Coastal Preparation Course
The Yachtmaster Coastal preparation course leads to RYA / MCA Certificate of Competence which is awarded after a successful examination. Like the Day Skipper course, this course consists of skippered passages in a variety of situations. You will learn more about passage planning, pilotage by day and night, boat handling, safety and emergency situations. You will need to have have completed the Yachtmaster Theory course or have knowledge of navigation theory to this level before taking this course as there is insufficient time to teach you theory during the week. It is also preferable that you have completed the RYA Day Skipper practical and RYA Coastal Skipper courses which prepare students for the Yachtmaster Coastal preparation course and exam.
Yachtmaster Coastal students 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 and experienceto take the RYA / MCA examination leading to the Yachtmaster Coastal qualification.
The course can be taken in tidal or non-tidal waters and your certificate will be endorsed accordingly.
You should be aged 17 or over and require a valid First Aid certificate and VHF licence. Please check with us if your First Aid certificate was not issued by the RYA.
Mileage - 800 miles logged within 10 years prior to the examination, 30 days living on board, 2 days as a skipper and 12 night hours.
For holders of the Coastal Skipper practical course completion certificate, the seatime is reduced to: 400 miles, 20 days living on board, 12 night hours and 2 days as skipper.
Half the qualifying seatime must have been conducted in tidal waters.
Exam 6 – 10 hours per candidate (usually no more than 48hrs per exam).
Exam Fee £171.00
|Duration||5 days + up to 48 hours for exam||Maximum students : instructor||5:1|
|What’s included||Accommodation on board one of our Bavaria yachts, breakfast, lunch, evening meals and drinks on board, berthing fees. Free hire of wet weather gear||Extras||Evening meal ashore on joining night if required. Log books if required £5.50|
|When||Friday evening 1900hrs to Wednesday afternoon 1600hrs, Sunday evening 1900hrs to Friday afternoon 1600hrs. All year round||Don’t forget||Anything you cannot travel without as we cannot cater for everyone’s special favourites! First Aid certificate and GMDSS radio licence, passport sized photograph|
|Let us know about||Any special dietary requirements and needs.|
Please note, we will do our best to cater for vegetarian diets or food allergies but not general food fads! Please call the office if in doubt.
|Cost||October – March £575.00 April – September £625.00|
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FEEDBACK – Yachtmaster Coastal Student Reviews
Top skipper, extremely good teaching with a very systematic approach.
Marc - Yachtmaster Coastal, July 2012
The RYA Yachtmaster Handbook is the first official and definitive guide for anyone preparing for the world-renowned RYA Yachtmaster Offshore and Coastal examinations. It will not only appeal to both leisure sailors and motor cruisers; there is a section covering commercial endorsement requirements for those who wish to use their qualification professionally. It describes what you can expect on the day of the examination, the thinking behind the test and what the examiner is looking for. With the aid of some stunning illustrations, it is designed to make you focus on areas where skills can sometimes be lacking, with the aim of setting you up for life beyond the exam as a competent and confident skipper. Although the chapters include subjects that are covered in earlier books, this assumes knowledge at (or close to) RYA Yachtmaster level and highlights what a candidate needs to be thinking about: What is an RYA Yachtmaster? Where do I go from Here? Tidal Streams and Heights Passage Planning & Passage Making Seamanship and Stability The author James Stevens can take much of the credit for the success and international acceptance of the RYA Yachtmaster scheme, and is now the chair of the RYA Yachtmaster Qualification Panel
It gives advice on basic crewing techniques an seamanship and is designed to help you make sense of your first few days on board a yacht.
Publisher: RYA · Format: Paperback · Pages: 76 · Dimensions: 210 x 145mm · Edition: 2002 (reprinted: 2012) · ISBN: 9780901501875
The RYA Navigation Exercises - 2nd Edition is the only book to accompany all RYA training courses.
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RYA Coastal Skipper Syllabus
The aim of this course is to teach the skills and techniques required to skipper a cruising yacht safely on coastal passages by day and night.
- 1. Passage planning
- Can plan a coastal passage including a consideration of the capability of the yacht, navigation, victualling, weather, ports of refuge, tidal heights, and tidal streams, publications required and strategy
- Know Customs procedures
- 2. Preparation for sea
- Is aware of safety equipment required for offshore passages
- Can prepare a yacht for sea including stowage, safety briefing, watch keeping, delegating responsibilities and equipment and engine checks
- 3. Pilotage
- Can prepare a pilotage plan, with consideration of surroundings, transits, clearing bearings, buoyage, port or harbour regulations and tidal considerationsb. Can pilot a yacht by day and night
- 4. Passage making and ability as skipper
- Can take charge of a yacht and direct the crew
- Can organise the navigation, deckwork, and domestic duties of a yacht on passage
- Is aware of the significance of meteorological trends
- Is aware of crew welfare on passage
- Can use electronic navigational equipment for planning and undertaking a passage, including the use of waypoints and routes
- 5. Yacht handling under power
- Can control the yacht effectively in a confined space under power
- All berthing and unberthing situations in various conditions of wind and tide
- 6. Yacht handling under sail
- Can use the sails to control the yacht in a confined space
- Anchoring and mooring in various conditions of wind and tide
- Can sail efficiently on all points of sailing
- 7. Adverse weather conditions
- Preparation for heavy weather and yacht handling in strong winds
- Navigation and general conduct in restricted visibility
- 8. Emergency situations
- Recovery of man overboard under power and sail
- Understands action to be taken when abandoning to the liferaft and during helicopter and lifeboat rescues