This course will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the Yachtmaster Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore practical exams, concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills.

As with the Day Skipper shorebased course


This course is taught over 40 hours with exam papers in addition to this. Students will also be required to complete homework. It generally runs over several weekends or 7 consecutive - and intense - days,


Candidates should be reasonably numerate, already at Day Skipper Theory standard and able to compute Estimated Position and Course to Steer vectors.


Course topics include:


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.


Duration: The course is 40 hours plus homework and exams. Taught over 7 days.


Included: Course materials, handbook, RYA Almanac and Portland Plotter & Dividers.


Student:Instructor Ratio: 12:1 max.


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