Maximum 5 students to 1 instructor.
You will never be asked to share a cabin with a complete stranger.
RYA COASTAL SKIPPER
This course is for yachtsmen and women with considerable knowledge of sailing and navigation, wanting to undertake longer coastal passages by day and night.
The training moves away from the shorter passages of Day Skipper and starts looking at passages that require watch-keeping routines, crew management and the ability to pilot a vessel both day and night. With longer passages it is less likely that you will be familiar with the sailing area, so a higher level of overall navigational and pilotage skill needs to be developed
The RYA no longer distinguish between tidal and non-tidal sailing areas, so a certificate gained in Greece has the same value as one attained in the UK.
Learn to sail in the idyllic conditions of the eastern Mediterranean.
Thessalia School of Sailing runs the 5 day course from Sunday to Thursday, with Friday as a bonus day to practise your new skills. You will arrive in Volos on Saturday and spend the first night on the boat. We will arrive back in Volos on Friday lunchtime, leaving you free to travel home on Friday or Saturday.
Before joining us for the practical course, you will need to complete the RYA Coastal Skipper/ Yachtmaster™ Offshore shorebased course, delivered by Navathome.com, an RYA-recognised training centre specialising in online training.
You can complete the theory and practical with our Coastal Skipper Combined course.
Required pre-course experience
Minimum age: 18
15 days sea-time, two of these days as skipper, having covered 300 miles with eight night hours.
You will need to complete the RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster™ Offshore shorebased course, before joining us in Greece.
You will also need a vhf license such as RYA SRC certificate.
Duration: 6 days for the practical
Dates for 2022: (Alternate dates may be available on request)
Course content: Passage planning, pilotage, passage making and ability as skipper, advanced yacht handling under power, advanced yacht handling under sail, adverse weather conditions, night sailing and watch keeping, emergency situations.
Method of assessment: There are no exams for the practical. Your instructor will assess your progress throughout the course.
Certificates awarded: RYA Coastal Skipper
Included in the price: All meals on board the yacht. On board you’ll get freshly laundered linen & towels, pillows, and bedding. You will receive your RYA Logbook, to record your mileage and the future courses that you may attend.
Not included: Meals eaten ashore and the cost of getting here (Please refer to our getting here page)