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RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore

The RYA Coastal Skipper Yachtmaster theory course is an advanced course that builds on the knowledge gained on the shorebased RYA Day Skipper theory course. It is aimed at sailors and motor boaters who are looking to undertake more complex passages perhaps offshore or at night. This course is a must for those looking to work towards taking the RYA Advanced Powerboat, RYA Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster® Offshore practical exams. Our RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore Theory Course prices start from £480 per person.

Suggested minimum
pre-course experience
Practical sailing, powerboat or motor cruiser experience
Course knowledge Knowledge of navigation to RYA Day Skipper theory level
Course content

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

Ability after course Theoretical knowledge of offshore and coastal navigation, pilotage and meteorology
Minimum duration 6 days
Minimum Age 16 years

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