Yachtmaster Intensive Coastal


Our course prepares experienced sailors for the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Exam.

This special version of the course is held over a period of a minimum of 11 consecutive days on board plus the exam. It includes  daytime and night time navigation, as well as theory sessions to cover the entire RYA Coastal Skipper /Yachtmaster Theory syllabus and a Yachtmaster Coastal Practical Prep to review your skills under the requirements of the Exam.  Please note that the preparation for the Yachtmaster Coastal is often done alongside Yachtmaster Offshore candidates which we believe is to your benefit as it raises the bar for you and challenges your skillsets. 

During the course we review your existing sailing experience while developing additional skills to manage the vessel using RYA principles and practices to the appropriate level of competence. Areas covered include but are not limited to: sailing of the vessel in different weather conditions, Man Over Board exercises, safety and emergency procedures, leadership and management of the crew, provisioning, navigation exercises such as blind navigation and passage planning, a review of the functioning of the diesel engine, and other situations one might encounter as a skipper. As a combined course we constantly review theoretical concepts such the International Rules for Preventing Collisions at Sea, communications, navigation and terminology. As a combined/intensive course, you will take the YM Theory written assessment at the end of the course to obtain the Theory Certificate.

We often schedule complementary courses, should you need them, prior to or immediately following the Yachtmaster Coastal/Offshore Intensive, such as 

RYA First Aid


RYA Diesel Engine

RYA Radar 

As you complete the course, you will continue to the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Exam, which we try to schedule after a one or two day break following the course.

Prerequisites to sit for the Yachtmaster Coastal Exam are: (completed in the last 10 years)

• 800 Nautical Miles of which a minimum of 400 in tidal waters 

• 2 days as skipper

• 12 night hours

• 30 days at sea

• SRC/VHF Radio Certification

• First Aid Certification within the last two years

(the mileage and seatime requirement are reduced to 400Miles of which at least 200 in tidal waters, 20 days on board, 12 night hours and 2 days as skipper if the candidate holds a RYA Coastal Skipper Certificate)


Included Safety equipment 

Accomodation on board in a shared cabin

Sheets, pillow cover, quick dry towel

Docking fees 

Fuel and water 

Teaching materials

RYA Certificate

Not included Food provisioning to be shared with other students

Transport to and from the school

Exam Fee – paid directly to the RYA

Duration 10 days prep + 2-day exam
Bring along Please download “Joining Instructions” below



Minimum of 3 Students – Maximum of 5 Students

2729,00 USD per person

Jolly Harbour, Antigua

Additional information Please download the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Exam Syllabus below