This is a higher level course for people moving on from Day Skipper towards Coastal Skipper.


This course is ideal for those who want to progress their night pilotage skills, but might not yet have the experience required for the Coastal Skipper course.


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Requirements & Outcomes


Pre-course experience

Boat handling to the standard of the Day Skipper practical course

Assumed knowledge

Theory knowledge to the standard of the Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster™ Offshore shorebased course, a VHF/SRC certificate and first aid

Minimum duration

2 days including 1 evening

Minimum age


Course content

Passage planning, preparation for sea, pilotage, passage making and responsibility as a skipper (daylight hours), use of radar, boat handling, dealing with adverse weather conditions, dealing with emergency situations, night cruising

Ability after the course

Able to undertake more advanced passages by day and night