A coastal skipper is a yachts person who has the ability to skipper a yacht in coastal waters by day or night. During your RYA Coastal Skipper course we aim to put miles on the clock with the longer passages from our base in Brighton. You will plan and execute coastal passages along the South Coast of England, often with the Solent as a destination. Students will have the chance to navigate and skipper by both day and night thus ensuring you are a confident skipper when you leave the boat. Skills and drills will also play an important part of the week, practiced until you feel confident about all manoeuvres.
By the end of this course you will be able to skipper a yacht in coastal waters by day or night.
Weekday courses only : Maximum of 3 people per course or 4 if 2 x Couple sharing cabins
RYA Day Skipper & 15 days sea time (2 days as skipper) – 300 miles, 8 night hours.
Brighton Marina, BN2 5UP.
Courses are run from Febuary to the end of November. If you cannot find a date please contact us. Private tuition and own boat tuition is also available.This RYA Coastal Skipper Course is also available in Barcelona
Book online from the dates below or call 01273 42 48 42 option 1 or email us.If you cannot find a date please contact us. We also run the RYA Dayskipper from BarcelonaBooking terms and conditions apply and rebooking fees are charged for cancellations made with less than 4 weeks notice.
Maximum of 5 people per course
Lagoon Watersports @ Brighton Marina
Head towards the waterfront where you will see all the cafes and restaurants. Walk to the end of the boarded walk way where there will be a large bridge heading down towards the pontoons. We are the first set of pontoons on the right. Pontoon 6.
To Brighton Marina by car
Approaching the marina from the A27 take the B2123. Turn right at first set of traffic lights, signposted Brighton Town Centre, Racecourse and Marina Village. Turn left at second set of traffic lights, pass the Racecourse and follow the signs for the Marina Village where there is free parking for 1500 cars in the multi-storey car park. From the car park you can either go across a linking bridge on level 6 or from the ground floor of the car park towards all the waterfront cafes and bars. Walk to the end of the boarded walk way where there will be a large ramp heading down towards the pontoons. We are the first set of pontoons on the right. Pontoon 6.
Brighton and Hove bus service operates a number 7 bus approximately every 15 minutes 24 hours a day, from Brighton Town Centre (North Street or Queens Road), to the Marina Village.
Brighton Marina has a bike share station which is either pay per minute or a yearly membership, go to https://www.btnbikeshare.com for more information. For your own bike, racks are available on the main concourses of the pontoons. You must use the racks and not leave bikes on the pontoons otherwise Premier Marina will take them away.
Brighton Marina is a pleasant walk along the seafront from the centre of Brighton, it is 20 minutes walk from the main West Pier. During the summer you will also find the Volks electric railway operates along the front.
The nearest main line station is Brighton with regular connections to Chichester, Portsmouth and London is under an hour away. nationalrail.co.uk
Brighton is within easy reach of Heathrow and Gatwick international airports. Follow the A23 from Gatwick to Brighton. Shoreham airport is also available for private light aircraft.
Course Objective: These skills will enable you to become a valuable crew member. You will be able to steer, handle sails, keep a lookout and be able to assist in all the daily routines. After completing your Competent Crew course you will have enough experince to embark upon your RYA Dayskipper Course.
Course Information: The RYA Competent Crew courses are run either over three weekends or 5 days.
Alterations to Bookings at Hove Lagoon
Customers are able to rearrange course dates up to two times with no charge when Lagoon Watersports is given :
48 hours notice for courses under £75 per person
7 days notice for courses priced between £76 – £300 per person
14 days notice for course over £301 per person
If Lagoon Watersports is given less than the required notice period this considered to be a cancellation.
In circumstances when a customer requests more than two changes of a date, a rebooking fee of 50% of the course fee will be charged.
In circumstances where the customer is unable to choose new dates or Lagoon Watersports is unable to offer suitable alternative dates a credit will be applied to the customers account that is valid for 24 months.
Customers may cancel a course with written notification from the lead name in your group.
The following cancellation fees apply when Lagoon Watersports is given :
Course Cancellation by Lagoon Watersports
In circumstance where Lagoon Watersports cancels a course (Excluding Force Majeure) the customer may choose a new date or a full refund.
Postponement due to COVID-19
If you are required to self isolate via government guidelines you can reschedule you booking to a later date within our schedule availability. No refunds are available due to COVID-19.
In circumstances out of our control we will endeavour to rebook and hold credit for any activity in the future valid for 24 months. This includes cancellation by us due to COVID-19. No refunds will be given in these circumstances.
Due limited availability you can only reschedule up to 14 days prior to the course start date to give us time to fill your place, within 14 days and up to 48 hours it will cost £99 to reschedule. Within 48 hours you will need to rebook at full cost of the session/Course
Zero to Dayskipper and Learn to Sail packages are allowed a maximum of 2 changes to dates without penalties, this must be at least 7 days prior to the course date otherwise a penalty fee of £75 will be incurred
Boating experiences trips, Powerboat ride, Jet Ski Safaris
Individuals booked onto boating experiences may reschedule up to 48 hours prior to the activity, within 48 hours you will loose your booking and given a 25% discount on rebooking
You may cancel with written notification from the lead name in your group.
The following cancellation fees apply :
Group bookings confirm numbers 4 weeks prior to the event with the final balance. Any changes in numbers we will endeavour to accommodate, the following applies
Numbers increases up to 24 hours prior to the event will be accommodated as much as possible, priced per head
Number decreases up to 7 days prior to the event will be accommodated, but where this reduce your group size below 6 persons you will need to pay for 6 persons. Session durations might vary depending on changes to group sizes
If we need to cancel due to Instructor availability, damaged equipment or engine failure or weather conditions/Sea State we will give you as much notice as possible and offer new dates to complete the course.
Boating experiences trips, Powerboat ride, Jet Ski Safaris
If we need to cancel due to Instructor availability, damaged equipment, engine failure or weather conditions/Sea State we will do all we can to arrange another suitable date, if we cannot provide suitable availability then you will be offered a full refund
Force Majeure – In circumstances out of our control we will endeavour to rebook and hold credit for any activity in the future with a two year expiry
Steve was a great skipper in the practical course, he was very enthusiastic but also patient and tolerant when were we berthing the boat! Both Steve and Simon delivered the theory in a clear and concise way. Great course!
10/10. Couldn’t have wished for a better instructor
Over all a great course. Ollie was the perfect blend of authoritative, helpful, informative and fun
Very professional tutor and great fun