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Level 3 Sailing Courses - Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Theory Course

Overview

The Sunsail Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Theory Course is a demanding, five day, shore-based, course for advanced sailors.

The course is designed to give experienced RYA Day Skippers the confidence to undertake longer and more complex passages which may involve sailing at night.

The Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Theory Course provides instruction in tides and tidal streams, pilotage, meteorology, safety at sea, passage planning and advanced navigation techniques including yacht positioning, use of a magnetic compass, GPS and chart plotters.

Three exams are taken during the course and successful students can proceed to their Coastal Skipper Practical Course or Yachtmaster Coastal Practical.

  • Shore-based UK course
  • Prepares for longer passages
  • Teaches advanced navigation techniques
  • Prepares students for Coastal Skipper Practical or Yachtmaster Coastal Practical
  • Builds confidence for night sailing
 

Why take this course with Sunsail?

The Sunsail Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Theory course is the next step after completing your Day Skipper course and an ideal bridge before the full RYA Coastal Skipper practical course, or any of the Yachtmaster tiers.

The Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Theory course will develop your knowledge and understanding of navigation, providing an experienced RYA Day Skipper with the confidence to undertake longer and more complex passages which may involve sailing at night.

This advanced shorebased course is very demanding and takes place over 5 days.

On completion you will have successfully completed three exams on chartwork, meteorology and IRPCS (The International Regulations for Prevention of Collision at Sea) and will be ready to take either your Coastal Skipper practical course or Yachtmaster Coastal practical.