RYA Coastal Skipper and Day Skipper Courses.
We are running practical courses in conjunction with renowned RYA recognised training operator Fairview Sailing, which means we can now offer members competitively priced practical courses in the spring to enable you to obtain your Competent Crew, Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster Preparation qualification.
Fairview Sailing use new superior quality yachts, we have arranged to use their Beneteau Oceanis 37, which have 3 cabins, 8 berths. The yachts are never more than 3 years old, there is a mximum of 5 students per yacht.
The Instructor for the course is Peter Launchbury, who has instructed Coastal Skipper and Day Skipper Theory courses at SYC for a number of years and has sailed for most of his life. Peter's qualifications include Yachtmaster, Sail and Power, all commercially endorsed by the RYA/MCA, additionaly a Yachtmaster Instructor with considerable experience in both Practical and Shore-based training. He is also a SRC Instructor / Assessor.
The basic fee of £450 per person for SYC members (£500 for non-members) includes top quality instruction, use of the yacht and quality wet weather gear for the duration of the course, during which students live aboard. The cost of food, fuel and moorings etc. are covered by an additional fee of approx £80 per person.
Fairview Sailing have an excellent reputation in the Solent and carry out training afloat aboard one of their Beneteau Oceanis 37's. These are excellent training boats and are sailed with a maximum of 5 students plus instructor.
If Coastal Skipper students wish to take the exam at the end of the course the RYA exam fee is £210, payable by cheque direct to the RYA examiner. There will also be an additional cost of approximately £200 for chartering the yacht for an extra day and night, this cost will be shared between those taking the exam. Please note that candidates for the exam must ensure they already have the required sea miles and qualifying passages, along with valid VHF and First Aid certificates.