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Costs: our Shorebased Courses

Our Planned Course Fees & Costs:  A planned course is one that we have planned to run and not just fixed because you asked us to.

Day Skipper Shorebased Course


40 hours teaching time over five and a part days, the final assessment time during the remainder of the sixth day, re-sit time if appropriate, your coursework marked with feedback, e-mail support, tea or coffee with biscuits at each of the six sessions and when successful the course certificate, for the teaching fee of £ 260.00

Buy RYA Navigation Handbook at the RYA Shop
Buy the RYA Navigation Handbook at the RYA Shop to help you
with your Course!
In addition you will have to pay the cost price of the RYA Day Skipper Student pack, which includes the practice charts, a training Almanac and the RYA course note book at a current cost of £ 46.00

Picture of Plotter and Dividers

You will need tools that enable you to plot courses and measure distances on a chart.

We are pleased to offer you a “Navigators Kit” consisting of a pair of dividers, a Bretton or Portland Plotter, a 2B pencil, pencil sharpener and an eraser for the cost of £ 23.00

Depending on your personal ambitions, we may advise you on the additional purchase of books.

For either the Day Skipper or Coastal/YM courses
You will also need to provide an A4 ring folder for your notes, note paper, a pen, a calculator and your lunch on each day!


Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Shorebased Course

Buy RYA Weather Handbook - Northern Hemisphere at the RYA Shop
We recommend the RYA Weather Handbook Northern Hemisphere for your Coastal Course.
40 hours teaching time over five and a part days, the final assessment time during the remainder of the sixth day, re-sit time if appropriate, your coursework marked with feedback, e-mail support, tea or coffee with biscuits at each of the six sessions and when successful the course certificate, for the teaching fee of £ 270.00

In addition you will have to pay the cost price of the RYA Coastal Skipper Student pack, which includes the practice charts and the RYA course note book at a current cost of £ 39.00


We can also quote you to supply the Weather Handbook (which we recommend) and a copy of 5011 Symbols and Abbreviations.
If you need a new “Training Almanac” for your Coastal/YM course, we can source this for you for the sum of £ 7.50 

To enrol for this course we would like you to complete an application form and decide how to pay us. In the first instance, send mail to our ‘sails‘ address (click the link) and make the subject either ‘Day Skipper 2016’ OR ‘Coastal Skipper 2016’.
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