Start:Marmaris, Muğla, Turkey
Finish:Marmaris, Muğla, Turkey
This 6 day course is an ideal bridge between the Day Skipper course and the RYA Yachtmaster preparation and exam. The course is designed to give an experienced RYA Day Skipper the confidence to undertake longer and more complex passages which will involve sailing at night or involve watch keeping systems.
At the successful completion of the RYA Coastal Skipper course you will be awarded the RYA Coastal Skipper Course Completion Certificate and will be able to skipper coastal passages safely and confidently.
Previous Experience Required: 15 days aboard, 2 days as skipper, 300 miles logged and 8 night hours. A knowledge of navigation to RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster theory level.
Coastal Skipper Practical Syllabus:
1. Passage planning
Can plan a coastal passage including a consideration of the capability of the yacht
Ports of refuge
Tidal heights and tidal streams
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
Can prepare a pilotage plan, with consideration of surroundings, transits, clearing bearings, buoyage, port or harbour regulations and tidal considerations.
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
from €1,050 / 2(6) days / 1pers.
17.30 Saturday until approximately 16.00 Friday. Students may stay onboard until Saturday morning but MUST vacate the boat by no later than 9 am
Netsel Marina, Marmaris, Turkey