RYA Coastal Skipper


An advanced course for people with considerable sailing & navigation experience. You will prepare a yacht for longer passages under testing situations by day and night.


Learn the skills to skipper a cruising yacht in all situations and conditions.

RYA coastal skipper/ yachtmaster theory
15 days at sea 2 as skipper, 300 miles, 8 hour night sailing needed.

4 nights, 5 days.

Discover Port Andratx, Dragonera Island, Port Soller, Palma Bay, Es Trenc.

Accommodation on board, either at Club de Vela or at anchor in a sheltered bay.

Passage Planning, pilotage, navigation, yacht handling under power & sail, anchoring, dealing with adverse weather conditions, and emergency situations.

RYA Yachtmaster Handbook & RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased Notes

From €950 per person.

Aprés Sail

Aprés sail on board.

The one week RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Skipper Course builds on your Day Skipper skills to give you the confidence and ability to skipper a cruising yacht safely on coastal and out-of-sight-of-land passages. From our base at Port Andratx, we can head up the magnificent West coast of the island to Puerto Soller and around the Formentor peninsula. Or, if the wind serves, we can cross the Bay of Palma to the nature reserve island of Cabrera or make the 50 mile overnight passage to Ibiza. We are blessed with a variety of passage plans to suit any conditions. Your challenge will be to pick the right one and execute it smoothly.