RYA Coastal Skipper Sailing Course

The RYA Coastal Skipper course builds on the skills you will have learnt during your RYA Day Skipper Practical course.  Lanzarote offers tidal waters with year round sunshine, making it a pleasure to sail. 

The RYA Coastal Skipper Course covers advanced skippering techniques in terms of boat handling and passage planning. Moving you from the shorter day passages at Day Skipper level to longer coastal passages.

The course also focuses on giving you a higher level of independence, crew management, watch-keeping routines and navigating in both day and night, which is often  in unfamiliar waters, so a higher level of overall navigational and pilotage skills is required, so it recommended you have passed the RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtsmaster Offshore Theory course prior to attending.

At the successful completion of the RYA Coastal Skipper course you will be awarded the RYA Coastal Skipper Course Completion Certificate and will be able to skipper coastal passages safely and confidently.

You will then have the opportunity at the end of the course to have 2 days ashore (Saturday and Sunday) and explore the delights of Lanzarote.  You could hire a bicycle (if still feeling energetic) or a car and travel inland to see the treasures of the island.  It may be a trip to Timanfaya or a trip to Cesar Manriques house.  Or you may just wish to walk the stunning coastal paths.  But with such a wide range of activities/trips available it is the perfect end to the week.

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Course Overview

  • Skippering techniques and navigation for coastal passages by day and night
  • More advanced boat handling and pilotage for experienced Skippers



  • 5 days - Sunday to Friday

Previous Experience Required

  • 15 days aboard
  • 2 days as skipper
  • 300 miles logged and 8 night hours
  • Knowledge of navigation to RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster theory level

Pre course reading


  • Accommodation on board for the duration of the course + Friday at the end of the course free of charge and if you need to stay on board on Saturday night after the course we charge a nominal fee of £15 (be aware though that at weekends we may need access to the boat in the day). 
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Bedding (Duvet and 2 pillows)
  • Towels 
  • All breakfasts
  • All lunches (including homemade cake!)
  • 1 evening meal
  • Use of wet weather gear
  • Use of lifejackets and safety lines
  • All mooring fees including water and electricity
  • WIFI

Price Per Person

  • 950€ 

Bookings & Info

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For more information please contact Stephanie: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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  • 9th June 2025
  • 7th July 2025
  • 1st September 2025
  • 6th October 2025
  • 10th November 2025
  • 1st December 2025

Note - the course runs from the Monday to the Friday, but we meet you on the Sunday before at 1830 to settle you onto the boat so everyone is ready to start on the Monday morning.

Please contact me if these dates do not suit and we will  endeavour to meet your requirements. 

Recommended RYA Books

To help you in your personal preparation for the course we can advise the following book/s. 

If you click on the link it will take you directly to the RYA website to the appropriate page where you can order it and have it despatched directly to you.

RYA Navigation Handbook Ebook
RYA Yachtmaster Handbook Ebook
RYA Weather Handbook  Ebook
RYA Manual of Seamanhip Ebook
 RYA International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea Ebook
RYA Stability and Buoyancy Ebook
RYA Passage Planning Ebook

If you do not have an RYA log book you can also order this directly from the RYA using the link below and bring this with you, or you can purchase from us for 15.00 euros when you arrive.

Get in touch

Office hours

Mo - Fr 9.30 - 16.30
Sa 10.00 - 14.00

Out of office contact

Mobile 0034 628 478 400


Edifico Antiguo Varadero
Bloque D No 15 - 2nd Planta
35571 Puerto Calero Marina
Lanzarote - Canary Islands

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Email stephanie@endeavour-sailing.co.uk
Phone 0034 928 849 670
Mobile 0034 628 478 400

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