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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 courses for 2024/25 will commence on Monday 7th October, online booking will be available on this site from 1st August. As courses are sometimes oversubscribed we recommend booking early.


£240 for Members, £280 for non-members.  Candidates between 18-25 inclusive £140

Larry Botheras

Ian Draper

Ian Draper

Richard Bailey

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