Please note we aim to run this course, but if we cannot due to Covid-19 restrictions, we will transfer your place to a later date or issue a refund.
This course is after 17th May 2021, which (all being well) should be in Stage 3 of the government's lockdown exit plan when leisure tuition in vessels with wheelhouses is permitted again. If Stage 3 is delayed for any reason, and you are attending this course for non-commercial reasons, we may need to transfer you to a later date. Please contact us if you'd like to discuss this.
5 days. (4 +1 for exam) There is no fixed syllabus for this course and we try to work on areas that you need to work on and that the examiners tend to look at during the exam. We go through usual preparation subjects such as radar, boat handling, day and night pilotage, passage making, meteorology, IRPCS, engines, emergencies and using tides.
There is an additional exam fee payable to the RYA: £193 for Coastal, and £224 for Offshore.
Previous seatime and qualifications: 50 days sea time, 5 days as skipper, 2500 miles, 5 passages over 60 miles including 2 as skipper and 2 overnight (half the seatime must be in tidal waters). VHF/SRC licence, STCW or RYA First Aid certificate. Assumed knowledge: Navigation to Coastal/Yachtmaster shore based standard.