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RYA 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 Yachtmaster™ Coastal and Yachtmaster™ 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

Our winter course for 2023/4 is underway, to register an interest for autumn 2024 please contact


£225 for Members, £250 for non-members.  Candidates between 18-25 inclusive £125

Larry Botheras

Ian Draper

Ian Draper

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