RYA Coastal Skipper Practical Sailing Course

This advanced skippering course does expect a higher level of competency. The certificate is awarded upon meeting the RYA course criteria set out in the RYA Log book. Upon successful completion you will be able to manage inshore and coastal passages by day and night with confidence and be able to enter unfamiliar marinas with the application of your advanced navigation, skippering and pilotage skills. 

This course only mixes with Competent Crew so you can bring friends and family who want to share the experience with you and learn the ropes for the first time whilst you are perfecting your skippering skills. Also suited to those who are already a Day Skipper but don't feel ready for the Coastal Skipper but would like to join us afloat for the five days and experience the more advanced teaching with a Yachtmaster Instructor.

Previous Experience Required:

The Coastal Skipper Practical course is suitable for experienced sailors who are already competent at RYA Day Skipper Practical level and have achieved their RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Theory. You can add the theory as an online course with us at a beneficial package price and we also have a regular classroom version if you prefer a face-to-face teaching environment. You should arrive with a minimum of 15 days sea time and 300nm, you will have already logged 2 days in charge of a sailing yacht as skipper and have eight hours of night sailing hours.


1800 Sunday until 1600 Friday

Course Dates:

This course can become fully booked months in advance and it only mixes with certain other sailing events so please try and pre-plan your RYA Sailing Course and holiday ahead and take advantage of better priced flights.

  • Email with your preferred dates(s) and we will check availability

What’s Included:

You will be perfecting your skippering abilities sailing on one of our five 2016 model Jeanneau 389 sailing yachts!

Fresh bedding, berthing fees, gas, water, electricity, fuel are included with Spinlock lifejackets; the same the pros choose due to their superior quality and comfort. You will arrive  to a welcome pack of cleaning items, PG tips tea bags, fresh ground coffee, instant coffee & sugar to get your started. We recommend students to start a kitty between themselves to provision the boat for light breakfasts & lunches to include your instructor, then plan on heading out in the evenings to enjoy the variety of onshore restaurants for dinner.

Course Price May & June:

  • £750 per person (5 nights)

The next course:

If you are already a Coastal Skipper your next course of action is to put your coastal skippering skills into practice on a longer trip. We run regular 12 day passage trips adventuring further afield along the Spanish and Portuguese Atlantic coastline. Then you may wish to consider the Yachtmaster Coastal or a skills week with Allabroad to focus on close quarter handling and the trickier elements of skippering yachts.

VHF SRC Radio Course is an essential addition to the Coastal Skipper course since all charter and flotilla companies require one person to hold a valid radio license. This is easily added to your Allabroad course package as an online study course prior to you arriving and a short assessment session whilst on your course.

How to book:

Reserve your place for 24 hours by email info@sailing.gi or call our team in our Gibraltar reception on either number Gibraltar landline 00350 200 50202 or our UK Mobile 0044 7872 223325 which is also set up for WhatsApp. We will then send you a booking email with full details of the variety of payment options including online card payment and bank transfers in GBP, EURO, USD and CAD or PayPal in GBP or Euros. This includes also the full terms and conditions of booking. Receipt of full payment confirms your course place.