• Course ID: Y340
  • Discipline: Yachting
  • Level: Yachtmaster Coastal

SailCork’s Eddie English and Peter Scallan run the Yachtmaster Coastal Preparation course onboard our training Yacht “Holy Grounder” from East Ferry, Cobh in Cork Harbour.

The 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.  This 5 day prep course will prepare you to a more advanced level of boat handling, general seamanship, navigation, safety awareness, IRPCS, meteorology and signals.  It is assumed that you will have Navigation to Yachtmaster standard prior to attending.

The course is 4 nights live aboard and maximum numbers onboard is 4 candidates.

The exam is 8-14 hours per 2 candidates and the external Examiner will run the exam on days  6 & 7.

Price €875 for 5 days Prep payable to SailCork. The Examiner fee paid directly to him @ approx €200 per candidate plus expenses approx €50pp.
Boat Yacht "Holy Grounder" Beneteau 367, tiller.
Length of Course 5 days
Objective You will prepared fully for the Coastal Skipper practical assemessment
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. Navigation aids.
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 Be familiar with Cork Harbour via paper charts and online Navionics. Prepare pilotage plans.
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