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 Coastal Skipper Tidal (Practical) Course

Course Aim

To teach the skills & techniques required to skipper a motor cruiser of at least 7mtrs LOA safely on a coastal and offshore passage by day & night. This is a course for potential commercial skippers and it will assume that those attending it will already be competent boat handlers with a good knowledge of navigation and meteorology theory. All students should have a level of experience approaching that required for the Coastal Skipper Certificate of Competence.

Course Content
  • Passage Planning
  • Preparation for sea
  • Pilotage
  • Passage making & ability as skipper
  • Radar
  • Rules of the road
  • Boat handling
  • Adverse weather conditions
  • Emergency situations
Previous experience

Navigation to coastal skipper shorebased standard and boat handling to day skipper practical level. 15 days at sea including 2 as skipper. 300 logged miles plus 8 night hours.

Course materials

You will be sent the RYA Motor Cruising Scheme syllabus & logbook when your booking is confirmed. You should have navigation and safety equipment on board (can be provided if necessary). Some items are on the additional list. The RYA Motor Cruising Handbook by Simon Jinks and Cockpit Companion may help you on your home study

Certification Completion Certificate on successful completion of the course, or DOT Coastal Certificate practical exam if desired. Additional fee required for the exam, which will be independently examined and can be arranged by Cruise Control if you prefer.
Additional information

Please contact us if you have any question about equipment or the course. For DOT endorsement candidates must hold a VHF (SRC), licence, First Aid certificate, Sea Survival certificate and a HSE or boatman’s medical


Please complete each form to book this course. Course Booking Form  &  Medical Declaration.

Own Boat Tuition

We recommend this if you intend to purchase or already have your own vessel. Before instruction can begin, the instructor must insure that the boat is in sound condition and is adequately equipped both for safety and effective instruction. Many of our existing clients have found that having a course structured around their particular vessel and equipment will give them more confidence in their cruising ability.

                Remember, this is your pleasure leisure time so ‘enjoy the journey’


Cruise Control Ltd. 403 Blandford Road Poole Dorset BH15 4JL.Mobile 07798 794926 Office/Fax 01202 680612 email:office@cruisecontrol.ltd.uk
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