RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased

The RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased course is for experienced sailors. The course builds on the theory learnt on the Day Skipper course, which is the knowledge level required at the outset of this course.  It will give you the experience and confidence to plan and achieve your passage in offshore and coastal routes. Unlike the Day Skipper course, it includes precision tidal calculations.

The course will increase your theory knowledge to the required standard for the Yachtmaster Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore exams, concentrating on advanced navigation, IRPCS and meteorology subjects.

This is an intense six day course, from 0900 hrs to 1700 hrs every day (1 hr for lunch plus 2 x 15 min breaks), that will teach you advanced navigation techniques. The syllabus contains:

  • 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

Please note that the places available on the dates in the tables below are for classroom places only. There are places continuously available online at Navathome - see Online Courses

Form Location Price
6 Consecutive Days Largs Classroom £349
3 Consecutive Weekends Largs Classroom £349
Private Tuition or Flexi Choice Largs Classroom Upon Request [Typically £300/Day]

You will sit three exams during the course and at the end will achieve the RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory certificate.

Our instructors are all trained to RYA Yachtmaster Instructor standard and have many years of teaching experience, lots of patience and an ability to adapt their teaching style.

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