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RYA Coastal Skipper (Coastal / Tidal) Sailing Course in Scotland Course Information


The RYA Coastal Skipper (Coastal/Tidal) Course is a more advanced sailing course, recommended before sailors proceed to higher levels like Yachtmaster® RYA/MCA Exams.  It is a high-level in itself and holders of this certificate will have shown that they have sailing ability and experience beyond that required for Day Skipper.   It is recognised internationally and can also be used to charter yachts.


The courses are 5 Days & Nights / Full Board (Mon-Fri) with Check-In/ Arrival from 1830hrs on Sundays, at our LargsCentre.   Return is for about 1400hrs on the Friday and each night is spent on board in cabins, at a different island / location / marina, in the Firth of Clyde & Islands sailing area.   Sailing takes place during the day on a teaching and continual-assessment basis so there is no exam or test. You will certainly experience longer passages, navigation exercises and night-sails.   There is no formal examination, but only a RYA Yachtmaster® Offshore Instructor may lead this course

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Couples will always get a Private Cabin at no extra cost, and individual females will always have a choice of a completely separate berth, or sharing a separated twin with another female.   Different course types can be mixed on-board.


Each yacht is licenced for 8 persons, but on any RYA Course there is a maximum of Five Persons + 1 RYA Yachtmaster® Instructor, per yacht - with up to 5 yachts departing each week (Sun-Fri), and weekend (Fri-Sun) for the three-weekends option.


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RYA Coastal Skipper (Coastal / Tidal) Sailing Course in Scotland Course Content Information


  1. Passage Planning 6. Sail Handling
  2. Prep for Sea 7. Adverse Weather
  3. Pilotage 8. Emergencies
  4. Passage Making 9. Ability as Skipper
  5. Power Handling 10. Navigation


Challenge Scale: RYA Coastal Skipper Practical Sailing Course in Scotland is difficulty level 4.


Recommended Pre-Course Experience

300 Miles, 15 Days' Seatime (2 as Skipper), 8 Night-Hours. Sailing ability to Day Skipper level..

Knowledge to RYA Coastal/Yachtmaster® Shorebased Level is assumed, but the course certificate is not required.


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Availability & Booking for the RYA Coastal Skipper (Coastal / Tidal) Sailing Course in Scotland Course Content Information


These 5-Days / Nights courses run every week Sun-Fri from Mid-Feb to Mid-Nov, with up to 5 yachts departing every week and weekend, returning on Fridays for about 1400hrs.  There are usually special-offers available for the last remaining spaces on a date.


This course is not authorised to be run over 3-Weekends due to the nature of the training and length of passages required.


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5 Days / Nights Full Board Sun-Fri



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One of the great advantages of a ScotSail® RYA Coastal Skipper Course or Experience, is that you and your crew can choose where you want to go.


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A typical course or experience will entail leaving our centre at Largs Yacht Haven and engaging in sailing activities and training during the day, whilst en route to a destination. You will likely cover many tens of miles up to 150 miles per week, and you will also have the opportunity to participate in an exciting 4-hour night sail!

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You and your crew will be completely involved in the decisions about where to travel to - and how to get there.   This is all part of the course, is vital learning and all part of the fun!


There are plenty of places to visit - Isle of Arran, Kyles and Isle of Bute, Rothesay, Tartbert, Portavadie, Holy Loch, Rhu, Loch Long and Loch Riddon to name just a few - you can't explore it all in just one week! 


Experience stunning mountains, castles, whales, dolphins, seals and birdlife - even sail past Royal Navy submarines and other interesting marine traffic too!


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Only £99 Deposit to Secure a Space, With Balances Due 28-Days Prior to Sailing.

It's Just £99 Deposit to reserve a place on any 5 Days/Nights RYA Day Skipper Sailing Course with ScotSail® - it's 5 Nights / Full Board (Mon-Fri) inc RYA Tuition, Certification, All Safety Equipment, 5 Days 24hr Secure Parking at our dedicted Largs Yacht Haven centre - and you can choose any RYA sailing course from Competent Crew, Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster® Prep.

Our multiple modern cruising yachts depart every Sunday at 1830hrs, with our experienced RYA Yachtmaster® Instructors and up to five people (individuals, couples & families), on-board.

Each night is spent at a different island / marina, before returning on Friday for about 1500hrs.

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