internationally accepted certification

RYA Coastal Practical/Mileage Builder

An advanced course with an emphasis on coastal navigation and mileage building in preparation for becoming a Yachtmaster .


5 – 16 Sep 2022



This multi-day program is best suited to intermediate/advanced sailors who wish to improve or experience coastal navigation, overnight sailing and/or need mileage to satisfy the prerequisites for the Yachtmaster exam.

This program usually takes 7 days BUT may take longer as circumstances/weather dictate.  It is run by and accredited RYA Yachtmaster Instructor.

Sailing consists of longer (60nm+) passages as well as at least one overnight passage, requiring the introduction of a watch system and appropriate safety considerations.  Ideal for those seeking to experience longer voyages.

An RYA certificate is issued at the end of the course.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  We will be taking a Swan 44 from Quebec City to Lewisporte Newfoundland.  3 places available.  $1,475 is the cost which does not include travel to Quebec City OR return travel from Newfoundland.  Food on board is included, food ashore is not.  For more information please contact Fin (details below).

Course Details:

Coastal Skipper Practical/Mileage Builder (Quebec City to Lewisporte NFLD)




The instructor will contact you with the appropriate details regarding the course logistics.  Basic considerations are a warm sleeping bag, foul weather gear and suitable footwear.  Meals will be on board apart from meals ashore when in a port-of-call.  Travelling to and from the boat will be at the student’s expense.

Fintan Hartnett


Fintan Hartnett


Registration Details

50% deposit to hold a place on course.  Preferred payment method (Canada): Interac Email Payment. Please use email address:  For payments originating outside Canada please contact us for credit card payments (2.50% surcharge to cover all credit card fees, domestic or International).  Thank you in advance.   Cancellation policy: greater than 6 weeks – full refund (less $150 admin fee). 4-6 weeks 50% refund. Under 4 weeks – No Refund. Topmast reserves the right to cancel any course. Our liability is limited to the course fee. You are advised to arrange cancellation insurance. Make payment PRIOR to the commencement of your course.  If you have any complaints then please forward them to within 72 hours of course completion.



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