RYA Tidal Coastal Skipper Courses Gibraltar, Barcelona L'Escala and Barcelona Port Olympic Spain (Motor Boat and Sail Cruising)

Image RYA Coastal Skipper Course. If you’re thinking of a career in sailing or upskilling yourself, this is the step towards Yachtmaster. This course is tidal at our base in Barcelona L'Escala and Barcelona Port Olympic in Spain, and tidal from Queensway Quay, Gibraltar. You can take 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, 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.

 Theory (residential)

You will need to have a sound understanding of the theory before undertaking the practical course. If not, you can do the two-week combination course 5 days practical 6 days theory including Exams 11 days in total, or study in one of our classrooms for 5 days plus Exam day. 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.

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A practical course: 5 nights aboard and 5 days sailing Blue Oyster Instructor and Student from £595

The course requirements are 3 nights away from home port, all accommodation is provided on board with a choice of 37 and 47 foot yachts to sail on.

The RYA 5 Day Coastal Skipper Course costs £595 and is fully inclusive of accommodation, all food and beverages on board (other Schools only provide 3 evening meals) fuel, moorings, bedding, RYA Instruction, RYA Course Completion Certificates, wet gear and all safety equipment. Our yachts have an Instructor pupil ratio of 1 - 5 maximum for RYA Courses.

Barcelona Bases L'Escala and Port Olimpic includes sailing in The Bay Of Rosas in the lee of the French Pyrennees, visiting Cadaques, Estartit, Rosas, Palamos, Port D'Aro, Barcelona Port Olympic all weather dependent obviously. Nearest airports to our base Barcelona - Girona or Barcelona El Prat.

Gibraltar Base sailing area includes The Straits of Gibraltar, Morocco, and many Spanish ports, Sotogrande and Duquesa. Airports are Gibraltar and Malaga. Our Yachts are based in historic Queensway Quay marina.

You will be sailing on modern British Flagged MCA Coded Yachts. We have a range of yachts available up to our Beneteau 473 for mile building and performance sailing. Our fleet of Beneteau Yachts all benefit from fully battened mainsails for extra performance. The larger Yachts cost £695 for a weekly Coastal Skipper Course.

Additional weeks are as the above tariff and if students stay for two weeks they can stay on board our yachts over the weekend in the fully inclusive tariff, so nothing else to pay.

We are a fully Recognised RYA Tidal Training Centre and our company Blue Oyster Limited is incorporated in Gibraltar for your financial peace of mind. We aim to deliver sailing excellence and have RYA Sailing bases in Barcelona, Gibraltar and STCW 95 Training in Barcelona and Antibes.

RYA Coastal Skipper Practical and Theory Combined Students Sailing BOS

from £995

What To Bring

  • Travel light no hard cases with wheels please.
  • Towel
  • Sunblock
  • Deck or soft shoes
  • Warm fleece for the evenings
  • Wash kit
  • Comfortable sailing clothing
  • Travel Insurance recommended

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