Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster offshore Theory Course

Advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course. This course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages.

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

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
  • It allows some time for revision of the basics and then moves on to advanced navigation techniques.

Next Dates

We are just coming to the end of our winter programme and looking forward to getting out on the water. Enrolment for next winters’ course will be on Monday 7th October 2019 at the Club and the evening classes will run from 14th October through the winter and early Spring. We welcome all interested parties.



Please book through the office by telephoning 01206 382 947 or by email to