• Course ID: Y345
  • Discipline: Yachting
  • Level: Yachtmaster Coastal

The Yachtmaster Coastal Skipper Certificate certifies a recreational sailor’s ability to skipper a sailing yacht under sail and auxiliary motor on coastal passages during daylight and at night. The assessment is a practical assessment run at sea in a cruising boat. When you have completed the Yachtmaster Coastal Preparation course, you book the practical exam with SailCork . The Examiner is external . Duration is 8-14 hours for 2 candiates.

Requirements on log within 10 years: ( purchase the RYA Yachtmaster Scheme Logbook)

  • 800 miles
  • 2 days as Skipper
  • 12 night hours


Accreditation RYA & IS Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate
Price Examiner fee approx €200 pp + Examiner expenses approx €50pp
Boat The boat used for assessments would normally be a sailing yacht with an auxiliary engine that is at least 7 meters in overall length and which is suitable for cruising. The yacht must be equipped to category B as defined in the ISA Yacht Safety Equipment list. SailCork recommends that you use
Length of Course Duration of assessment: 8-14 hours per 2 candidates
Objective You meet the standard of Yachtmaster Coastal Skipper and are capable of skippering a sailing yacht under sail and auxiliary motor on coastal passages during daylight and at night.
Location Cork Harbour
Equipment Included The Boat has full safety equipment, all nav. aids and powerful engines. The safety equipment includes lifejackets and harnesses for each crew member.
What to bring Soft bag with change of warm clothes, toiletries, sleeping bag. Your own sailing waterproofs.
Meals Breakfast + Lunches are provided plus some evening meals.
Syllabus Passage planning, Preparation for sea, Pilotage, Passage making and responsibilities as skipper, Yacht handling under power and under sail, Adverse weather conditions, emergency situations, Rules of the road.
Pre Course RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased cert. VHF Radio licence. 1st aid cert. Logbook up to date.
Pre Course Advice We strongly recommend you compete a 5 day Yachtmaster Coastal Skipper preparation course immediately prior to the exam.
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