Combine the RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased Navigation course this winter with a Round IRL Voyage this summer for the ultimate, a WWS Coastal Skipper PLUS!
There is no better prep for taking your own boat out on the high seas or taking a group on a charter. You will be skilfully guided through the tricky interplay of tidal gates & weather forecasts that make passage planning a Round IRL Voyage complicated and satisfying.
Practice traditional Yachtmaster navigation techniques such as the Running Fix while also learning how to use AIS to tackle shipping lanes & Traffic Separation Schemes.
Learn all our tips & tricks for sail selection & sail handling with our extensive asymmetrical spinnaker collection from the “Zero” to “Big Blue”
All this while spotting whales, dolphins & seabirds on the Wild Atlantic Way and sampling the finest hospitality that Ireland’s Islands have to offer!
The WWS Coastal PLUS is not just a stepping stone to your Yachtmaster…its a step towards serious skippering ability.
Skills You’ll learn
Our friendly and vastly experienced instructors will teach you:
- Boat Preparation
- Advanced Passage Planning
- Navigation and pilotage (Day & Night)
- Weather forecasting
- Sail selection and handling
- Heavy weather sailing skills
- Marine engine maintenance underway
- Advanced helming techniques (Up & Downwind)
Experience Required – 15 days, 2 days as skipper, 300 miles, 8 night hours