RYA COASTAL SKIPPER COURSE (NON TIDAL)
We are a fully recognised RYA training centre. At PROSAILING MALTA our mission is to deliver sailing excellence from the novice to the more experienced sailor leading to a YachtMaster™.
Our base is in Marsametto Harbour, Malta. Malta offers safe and warm sailing all the year round. Weather conditions are ideal for sailing.
RYA Coastal Skipper Course. If you’re thinking of a career in sailing or up-skilling yourself, this is the next step towards a Yachtmaster. This course is a non-tidal course. You can take RYA/ MCA Examinations in a non-tidal area providing you have sufficient tidal miles leading to tidal certification.
You will need 300 sea miles on cruising yachts, and coastal skipper/yachtmaster theory. This is an advanced course and includes night navigation, advanced yacht handling under sail, anchoring under power and sail and much more. On completion you will be able to complete inshore and offshore passages by day and night. This qualification can be MCA-endorsed for commercial use
You will need to have a sound understanding of the theory before undertaking the practical course. If not, you can take the 10 day combination course, which is made up of 5 days in our classroom completing the shore based theory following 5 full days practical on board our training yacht.. You do not need to hold a certificate in the theory to attend the practical course, but you may find it a very tough challenge.
RYA Coastal Skipper
A practical course: 5 full days sailing including night hours and night passages.
The RYA 5 Day Coastal Skipper Course costs €695 and is fully inclusive of accommodation on board a 41 foot Beneteau oceanis 411 clipper, all food ( Beverages, breakfast and lunch on all days Evening meal whilst at sea,(fuel, mooring fees In home port, bedding, RYA Instruction, RYA Course Completion Certificates, and all safety equipment. Our yachts have an Instructor pupil ratio of 1 – 5 maximum for RYA Courses.
On completion of the Coastal Skipper practical course you will be able to skipper a yacht by day and night even in non-familiar waters. Our instructors will teach you advanced yacht handling under power and sail, advanced collision regulations, advanced sail setting and much much more.
A log book will also be issued to each student and endorsed with sea miles covered during the course which can later be used for more advanced courses.
RECOMMENDED ESSENTIAL ITEMS TO BRING WITH YOU
- Travel light no hard cases with wheels please.
- Deck or soft shoes
- Warm fleece for the evenings
- Wash kit
- Comfortable sailing clothing
- Travel Insurance recommended
ON COMPLETION OF COURSE YOU WILL HAVE MASTERED:
Passage planning, preparation for sea, pilotage, passage making and ability as skipper, yacht handling under power, yacht handling under sail, adverse weather conditions and emergency situations.