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Level 3 Sailing Courses - RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Prep and Exam Course


Sunsail’s Coastal Skipper Practical Course is the next step on from the RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Theory Course. 

The course content of the Coastal Skipper Practical Course is designed to equip students with strong boat handling and navigational skills in tidal waters, capable of sailing in coastal passages by day and night.

The course content includes instruction in passage planning, preparing a yacht for sea including engine checks, giving a safety briefing and dealing with emergency situations at sea.

The core of the Coastal Skipper Practical Course is the honing and reinforcing of the assertive leadership skills of the student, skills that are key to a confident and safe skipper.

  • Advanced skipper qualification
  • Internationally recognised
  • Fine tune sailing techniques
  • Improve weak areas
  • Improve safety and efficiency
  • Develop fuller knowledge and understanding

Why take this course with Sunsail ?

The Sunsail Yachtmaster Coastal Prep and Exam course is a follow-on course from the theory and practical elements of Coastal Skipper course. Upon achieving your RYA Yachtmaster Coastal certificate you will be recognised as an experienced and advanced sailor.

The first 5 days of this 7 day course involve preparation for the final exam, with your instructor ensuring that you have the knowledge, understanding and techniques required to pass the course. You will focus on improving your weak areas, ensuring that your sailing manner is both safe and efficient.

On day five an RYA Examiner will step aboard and ask you to complete various tasks and manoeuvres to assess your ability.