Atlantic Islands Sail Training Centre (AISTraC) Gran Canaria Canary Islands
Atlantic Islands Sail Training Centre (AISTraC) Gran Canaria Canary Islands Yacht charter Gran Canaria Canary Islands
Certified RYA Course

Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory Course

An advanced course for the more experienced sailor. Either a brush up on existing skills and/or an improvement, building on your Day Skipper level. This course is classroom based and is suitable for both power and sail boat skippers who wish to do Coastal and/or Offshore passages. We will assume you have some prior theoretical and practical knowledge of navigation and seamanship before starting this course.

The course covers advanced navigation techniques: traditional and electronic. Advanced meteorology, including the interpretation of weather forecasts; weather systems and interpretation of weather forecasts and predictions. Stability, sailing abroad and skippers responsibilities. The collision regulations will be dealt with and responsibilities. The collision regulations will be dealt with in depth and should be learned in advance.

The course ends with a formal assessment. On successful completion, a certificate will be awarded.

We prefer to have no more than five students on each course so that each gains the maximum benefit from the tuition.

In total there are 40 hours of instruction which may be taken in three different ways:

  1. Five day course
  2. Over 3 weekends
  3. 2 nights per week over 10 weeks

Cost: € 500 per person (£ 400)

The cost includes:
- RYA pack containing practice charts, Day Skipper notes and a chart plotter simulator CD-ROM.
- Practise Navigation tables, Collision Regulations and plotting equipment will be made available for use by all students.

Please telephone or email the office for details of available dates - we try to be as flexible as possible in order to accommodate your needs.

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