This course is for leisure and professional boaters wanting to undertake more adventurous trips by day and night.
It includes navigation at planing speed, weather and other aspects of skippering powerboats on more challenging passages in coastal waters. Anybody undertaking this course must have the practical skills of the Intermediate course and knowledge of navigation to at least the standard of the Coastal Skipper/RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased course.
Candidates should be competent to the standard of the Intermediate Powerboat Certificate with a thorough knowledge of the navigation and chartwork to the level of Coastal Skipper/RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased certificate. It is strongly recommended that candidates hold a first aid certificate and a VHF operators certificate.
2 days including at least 1 night navigation exercise
Preparation for sea, boat handling, passage making and responsibility as skipper, pilotage, meteorology, rules of the road, use of engines, emergency situations, night cruising
Ability After the Course
Able to plan and execute coastal trips and return to a familiar port by night