RYA Coastal Skipper Course – Practical

Course Duration

5 days

Previous Experience Needed

15 days sailing, 2 days as skipper, 300 logged miles, 8 night hours and knowledge of navigation to RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster theory level. Sea Jays recommend that you complete the RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory course prior to attending the practical.

Course Location

Berthon Marina, Lymington, SO41 3YL Pontoons C10 & C12

Course Price

£515 inc. VAT (peak season April - early Oct) £450 inc. VAT (off season late Oct - March)

Certificate Gained

RYA Coastal Skipper Certificate

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Price Includes

  • 5 days practical instruction on the Solent
  • Accommodation aboard our yacht (from Sunday)
  • Lifejackets.
  • Oil skins
  • Free parking
  • Course certificate
  • RYA Logbook G158

Course Content

  • Passage planning
  • Preparation for sea
  • Pilotage
  • Passage making and ability as skipper
  • Yacht handling under power
  • Yacht handling under sail
  • Adverse weather conditions
  • Emergency situations

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RYA Coastal Skipper Course – Practical RYA Coastal Skipper Course – Practical

RYA Coastal Skipper; Advanced skippering techniques for yachtsmen and women with considerable knowledge of sailing and navigation, wanting to undertake coastal passages by day and night.


Typically courses run Monday to Friday every week.

Course Schedule

Start at 0900 on Monday and finish at approx 1600 on the final day.

Call us for Further Information

If you have any queries, please call Fiona on: 07764 465 773 or email:  hello@seajayssolentsailingschool.co.uk

*** Food cost will cover breakfast and lunch as well as one dinner on board for the evening of the night sail. Other evenings we eat in the local pub.



Our Instructors have been with us for a number of seasons and are all very experienced sailors in their own right as well as being highly trained instructors with a wealth of knowledge and talent. Jamie Griffin, our Chief Instructor, has vast experience teaching on the water. Starting in dinghies at a young age and now everything sail and power, he also runs his own video production company. Jon is a Jazz musician and trumpeter. Euan is a professional sailor who as a hobby renovates houses in his spare time…Our instructors have one mutual love and that is being out on the water sharing their knowledge with all who sail with them.

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