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RYA Coastal Skipper Course. If you’re thinking of a career in sailing or upskilling yourself, this is the step towards RYA Yachtmaster. This course is delivered at our  Barcelona Palamos Base at Club Nautic Costa Brava Marina Spain. You can take RYA MCA Examinations such as RYA Yachtmaster Coastal for commercial use in a non-tidal area providing you have sufficient tidal miles leading to tidal certification, at least 300. Our Tidal Commercial miles are delivered from our Gibraltar Base.

You will need 300 sea miles on cruising yachts, and coastal skipper/yachtmaster theory. This is an advanced course and includes night navigation, yacht handling under sail, anchoring under power and sail and much more. On completion you will be able to complete inshore and offshore passages by day and night. This qualification can be MCA-endorsed for commercial use.

Theory (residential) RYA Coastal Skipper Theory and Practical Combined Course 11 Days

You will need to have a sound understanding of the theory before undertaking the practical course. If not, you can do the two-week combination course 5 days practical 6 days theory including Exams 11 days in total, or study in one of our classrooms for 5 days plus Exam day. You do not need to hold a certificate in the theory to attend the practical course, but you may find it a very tough challenge.


Accommodation is provided on board for the duration we use Beneteau and Bavaria 47 foot Yachts.

The BOS RYA 5 Day Coastal Skipper Course costs £795 or €855 and is fully inclusive of accommodation, half board (breakfasts and lunches) plus beverages on board, fuel, moorings, bedding, RYA Instruction, RYA Course Completion Certificates, wet gear and all safety equipment. Our yachts have an Instructor pupil ratio of 1 - 5 maximum for RYA Courses.

Barcelona Base is Palamos to the north of the City includes sailing in The Bay Of Rosas in the lee of the French Pyrennees, visiting Cadaques, Estartit, Rosas, Palamos, Port D'Aro, Barcelona Port Olympic all weather dependent obviously. Nearest airports to our base Barcelona - Girona or Barcelona El Prat.

You will be sailing on modern British and Spanish Flagged MCA and RYA Inspected Coded Yachts. We have a range of yachts available up to our Beneteau 473 for mile building and performance sailing. Our fleet of Beneteau and Jeanneau Yachts all benefit from fully battened mainsails for extra performance. 

Additional weeks are as the above tariff and if students stay for two weeks they can stay on board our yachts over the weekend in the fully inclusive tariff, so nothing else to pay.

We are a fully Recognised RYA Tidal Training Centre and our company Blue Oyster Limited is incorporated in Gibraltar for your financial peace of mind. We aim to deliver sailing excellence and have RYA Sailing bases in Barcelona Palamos (RYA Courses), Fast Track from Gibraltar and STCW 10 Training in the UK, Barcelona Palma and Antibes.


from £1290 This Combined Course can start Saturdays or Mondays for continuous 11 days Training from our Barcelona Palamos base to the north of the City

Blue Oyster SailingWhat to bring

  • Travel light no hard cases with wheels please.
  • Towel
  • Sunblock
  • Deck or soft shoes
  • Warm fleece for the evenings
  • Wash kit
  • Comfortable sailing clothing
  • Travel Insurance recommended

RYA Coastal Skipper Course, Barcelona Palamos CNCB Marina Spain Start Every Monday All Year.

5 nights & 5 days aboard tariff is halfboard - accommodation breakfast and lunch aboard.

From £795 or €855

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