RYA Advanced Pilotage
Pre-course experience Boat handling to the standard of the Day Skipper practical course
Assumed knowledge Theory knowledge to the standard of the Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster™ Offshore shorebased course, a VHF/SRC certificate and first aid.
Minimum duration 2 days including 1 evening
Minimum age 18 years
Course content
  • Passage planning
  • preparation for sea
  • pilotage
  • passage making and responsibility as a skipper (daylight hours)
  • use of radar
  • boat handling
  • dealing with adverse weather conditions
  • dealing with emergency situations
  • night cruising
Ability after the course Able to undertake more advanced passages by day and night.