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RYA CoastalSkipper/Yachtmaster Offshore Theory Course 

The RYA Yachtmaster Shore Based course is invaluable to those who want to make decisions on board and work towards the RYA Coastal Skipper Practical Examination and the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore.


The syllabus covers a comprehensive content of chart work, navigation, meteorology and advanced seamanship. You will obtain the theoretical knowledge required to skipper a small craft safely in tidal waters.


This course is a pre requisite for the prestigious RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore. 

This course is an advanced navigation course for those sailors wishing to take their RYA Coast Skipper or RYA Yachtmaster Offshore examination. To successfully complete this course it expected that students have completed their RYA Day Skipper or have the skills and experience to the level.  

  • Advanced Anchoring

  • Safety at Sea

  • IRPCS - The FULL International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea

  • Navigation & The Magnetic Compass

  • Chart work & Position Fixing

  • Tides & Tidal Streams

  • Meteorology (Weather)

  • Passage Planning & Pilotage

  • Navigation in Restricted Visibility

  • Protecting the Marine Environment

  • Stability 

More information

Prerequisites: RYA Day Skipper Standard is essential.

Duration: 40 hours plus exam time 

Venue: London

Price Includes:

  • Course Material

  • RYA Chart Pack

  • RYA Navigation tables

  • Certificate

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