Coastal Skipper Motor

This 5 days course aims to teach the skills and techniques required to skipper a motor cruiser of at least 7m LOA safely on coastal and offshore passages by day and night. Before taking this course it is virtually essential to have attended the Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Offshore shorebased course, to ensure that time is not wasted teaching theory on board. For the more ambitious skipper to improve skills and learn to make full use of the boat on longer, more complex passages. An important aspect is learning to take command and make decisions resulting in relaxed, well-planned passages and happy crew.

Pre Course Requirements

15 days (2 days as skipper), 300 miles, 8 night hours. Boat handling to Day Skipper standard. Navigation to
Coastal Skipper shorebased standard

course content:

Preparation for sea, deck work, navigation, pilotage, meteorology, rules of the road, maintenance and repair work, engines, victualling, emergency situations, boathandling, passage planning, passage making, night cruising.

What is included:

Fully qualified professional instruction

Fuel and mooring fees

RYA Day Skipper Certificate upon successful completion.



RYA Training Centre - Marítimo Turistica,Lda.
Rua Lápis Lazuli n.º126 Loja 2
Arneiro 2785-812 São Domingo Rana

+351 967 413 205


Turismo de Portugal