Prices range from between £160 - £190 (approx. $230-$280, 220-265 EUROS) depending on what time of year you do it, and where.
Sailing a multihull isn’t just about blasting around the buoys.
With a low draft and minimal fuss in beaching, you can have fun day sailing them as well. Whether to an exposed coral reef in the Caribbean a secluded cove in the Aegean, sailing multihulls is much more than being first across the line in a race.
The Seamanship Skills course will impart essential skills in helping you plan and do a day sail on your catamaran or trimaran. These include safety techniques such as recovering a man overboard, but also basic passage planning as well as anchoring and other techniques necessary for you to enjoy a day out at sea…
With this qualification you should be able to venture out to sea on a short day sail, leaving the watching rescue boat behind.
Is the Seamanship Skills course theory or practical?
It is partially theory and partially practical.
With the optional Coastal endorsement you will look at tide calculations, meteorology, basic navigation and tides. It is primarily practical, with the idea of furnishing you with the skills to enable you to sail safely unsupervised.
You can take the multihull seamanship skills course anywhere in the world that offers it through the RYA.
It will tale 2 days to complete the course, why not consider doing it over the weekend?
These skills are best summed up as theory and practical skills:
Practical skills include;
Theoretical skills include
Consider developing your sailing in one of two directions – via the RYA yacht cruising syllabus with a view to perhaps sail camping up the coast with an RYA Day Skipper qualification, or through developing your racing skills to the next level via Sailing with Spinnakers and RYA Performance Sailing.
Also, have a look at this pamphlet for a full idea of what the course entails.