Coastal Skipper

Night Sailing

Client:     Experienced Skippers, wanting to increase their knowledge and skills

Dates:      TBD

Info:        Five days live-aboard in beautiful Nova Scotia.

The RYA Coastal Skipper course consists of advanced skippering techniques for yachtsmen and women with considerable knowledge of sailing and navigation, wanting to undertake coastal passages by day and night.  This course is a significant step toward attaining RYA/MCA Yachtmaster certification.

Like the Day Skipper course, this course consists of skippered passages in a variety of situations. Each trainee will skipper more challenging passages and learn more about passage planning, pilotage by day and night, boat handling, safety and emergency situations.

It is an intensive but satisfying week, with candidates often working towards a Yachtmaster Certificate of Competence.

Completing the Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore shorebased course beforehand would be a definite asset.

Coastal Skippers 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, if not the experience, to become a Yachtmaster.

The course is five days live aboard.

Course topics include:

  1. Passage planning
  2. Preparation for sea
  3. Pilotage
  4. Passage making and ability as skipper
  5. Yacht handling under power
  6. Yacht handling under sail
  7. Adverse weather conditions
  8. Emergency situations

Price $1495.00.

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If you need a room before and after the course, we have negotiated a special Discovery Sailing room rate (discount of 20% off) for your convenience.   If you would like to book a room using our Discovery rate, please call or email Karen Corkin at 902-627-3361 or at at 902-627-3361 or at