Our RYA Coastal Skipper Practical Course is for anyone who has limited or no cruising experience. This course will give you all the knowledge you need to safely handle a motor boat on the water by day or night for up to 15m. The RYA Coastal Skipper practical course builds on your navigation, boat handling, passage planning and many other topics. The RYA Coastal Skipper Practical course is run over a five day period for up to 5 students. This course is run as a block week.

We have one of the most beautiful areas of Scotland for you to train in. The Clyde is well known for its commercial shipping environment and is the gateway to the west coast. Its tidal waters will give you an excellent grounding in your learning experience.

Seatrek Marine Services is the only school in Scotland that specialises in power and motor boating. Our instructors are very experienced and have an excellent knowledge of power craft. Whether you wish to do your training on the school boat or your own vessel you can rest assured you will be getting taught by the experts. Taking your RYA Coastal Skipper practical course with us will make sure you get a the cruising skill and knowledge you require for this competency. Those students wishing to take the commercial exam can apply at booking, please let the office know if you require an examiner, we will arrange this for you. There will be an additional cost which is paid to the examiner at the time of booking. The exam fee changes on an annual basis and will be explained to you at the time as to what it is.

The holder of the RYA Coastal Skipper practical certificate can apply for the ICC (International Certificate of Competence)

Students wishing to gain a commercial endorsement should check out our commercial training packages here.

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Seatrek RYA Coastal Skipper Practical Course Pre-Requisite Qualification and Experience


MINIMUM AGE
17 years old
PRIOR QUALIFICATION
RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore theory course The qualification attained on this course will be the RYA Coastal Skipper Practical.
PRIOR EXPERIENCE
We require the candidate to have RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore Theory Course or knowledge up to this level.

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Courses taken on the water are carried out on board our 6.5 meter RIB and our 45′ Nelson. The RIB is suitable for all levels of students and has a 130hp Honda. Our Nelson has two twin Sabre’s

Shorebased courses are held either in our classroom or in hotel facilities depending on the numbers attending the course.

Times 09.00 – 17.00 hrs with  a break for lunch and morning &  afternoon refreshments.

Waterproof clothing is available should students not have their own. Life jackets are supplied on all courses, however, if students wish to bring their own then they are more than welcome.  They will be checked by your instructor prior to going out.

There are shower and toilet facilities on site with disabled access as well. It is recommended you bring with you a warm set of dry clothes to change into, in case of inclement weather. Sun cream hat and gloves are also a must, windburn and sunburn can be sore if preventive measures are not taken.

Included in the courses we run are the following:

  • Course books / packs
  • Certificates
  • Morning and afternoon refreshments
  • Instructor
  • Fuel
  • Berthing fees
  • Vat @ 20%

Our course dates are set throughout the year however, we understand that these may not suit your own schedules for work and family life.  We are happy to work with you to provide other suitable dates

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