RYA Coastal / Yachtmaster Theory

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 Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore practical exams, concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills.

This is a 6 day course with three exam papers. It allows some time for revision of the basics and then moves on to advanced navigation techniques.

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

RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory course price

Shorebased course (6 Days)


  • 6 days tuition
  • Provisions for lunch
  • Training Charts
  • Use of plotters, dividers and other training materials

Does not include

  • Accommodation, breakfast and dinner
  • Flights and transfers


  • 6 Days
Contact us to book £400 Per person
BrightCherry Web Design