An advanced training course for experienced skippers to attain the RYA Coastal Skipper Theory or RYA Yachtmaster Offshore theory rating.
The RYA Coastal Skipper theory/ RYA Yachtmaster Offshore theory course allows candidates to learn to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages. Focusing on advanced navigation and meteorology skills, this course will take your sailing or boating knowledge to the standard required for the RYA Coastal Skipper and RYA Yachtmaster Offshore practical exams.
Electronic Navigation and Technology
As with the RYA Day Skipper theory course, trainees will use the RYA’s specially designed chart plotter software. This is used to give you a realistic taste of modern electronic navigation that is used. The RYA Yachtmaster Offshore theory course allows initial revision of the basics, and then our highly knowledgeable RYA Instructors will work with you to develop your advanced navigation techniques.
How long does the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore theory course take?
The RYA Yachtmaster Offshore theory is taught over 40 hours with three exam papers. It can be covered as a series of short sessions, or as an intensive 5 day course. It costs GBP 450 per person.
RYA Coastal Skipper & RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Theory Course Topics
- Position fixing
- Course shaping and plotting
- Tidal knowledge
- Use of almanacs and admiralty publications
- Electronic position finding equipment
- Taking and interpreting forecasts
- Plotting weather systems
- Weather predictions using a barometer and by observation
- Collision regulations
- Customs and excise regulations for cruising abroad.