5 Day Practical Sailing course

COURSE FEE US$915 – Discounts available for group bookings. See below.

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This is a further advanced skipper training course and the next grade up from RYA Day Skipper for those who wish to manage a yacht in coastal waters by night rather than local waters by day. There is a suggested minimum pre-course experience of 15 days sea time (2 days as skipper); 300 nm logged and 8 night hours. There is a minimum age of 17 before a certificate can be issued.

Prior to taking this course it is assumed students have knowledge of navigation to Coastal Skipper Theory and sailing ability to Day Skipper Practical standard.

Please Note: From January 2107 the RYA have ruled there will no longer be a distinction between Coastal Skipper non tidal and tidal.

Offshore Sailing
Discounts / student:

  • 5% – 2 students on the same course.
  • 7.5% – 3 students on the same course.
  • 10% – 4 students, or more, on the same course.

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Course Schedule: 09:00 Sunday – 17:30 Thursday.

Student/Instructor Ratio: 5/1 maximum allowed. We aim for 4/1 but cannot guarantee.

Course Fees: (see above) to include:

  • On board accommodation. Add 75% supplement for private cabin when available.
  • On board catering – Sunday lunch through Thursday lunch. Students may eat ashore 2 nights a week but are not obligated to do so. All meals taken ashore are for the students account.
  • Practical sail training in the warm Caribbean waters with some offshore and night sailing to possibly a neighbouring island.
  • Photo ID course completion certificate. Please bring 1 Passport Photo


  • All year round Sundays to Thursdays subject to prior bookings. With 3 yachts and 3 instructors we are confident we can offer you what you want, when you want it.
  • Reserve your dates.

Consider our 1 or 2 day training courses that will enhance your training and make the most of your time in Antigua. Not only will you maximise the investment in your trip, you will depart with two RYA qualifications instead of one!

If you wish to include any of our 1 or 2 Day Courses in your package please contact us for availability

Please visit our USA Online Store, or UK Online Store for the following recommended pre-course study materials, and a selection of clothing, sailing and travel accessories.

  • International Regulations for the Prevention of Collision at Sea
  • RYA Weather Handbook
  • RYA Navigation Exercises
  • Yachtmaster Handbook
  • Offshore Sailing

To assist with your planning we offer some suggestions for Accommodation and Travel

Coastal Skipper Practical Syllabus

CSP - Syllabus

Passage Planning
Preparation for Sea
Passage making and ability as Skipper
Yacht handling under power
Yacht handling under sail
Adverse weather conditions
Emergency situations

RYA Coastal Skipper

Mile building