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5 Day Course (1800 Sun to 1500 Fri or 1800 Tue to 1500 Sun). The course must be done in 5 or more consecutive days.

Previous Knowledge/Experience

RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Shorebased course or full knowledge of the subject. At least Day Skipper level practical sailing competence. Minimum 15 days at sea, 300 miles and 8 night hours logged. VHF Licence and First Aid Certificate (required for exam). To really benefit from this course you should have some prior experience as a skipper in charge of a yacht.


5 day and weekend courses run from Chatham, Kent – less than 1 hour from central London. Sailing areas are the River Medway and the Thames Estuary. 5 Day courses take you as far as the Essex and Suffolk coasts or the North Kent coast – occasionally to France. Weekend courses run in the Rivers Medway and Swale and the near Thames Estuary within a range of about 30 Miles of Chatham.

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