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Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore

Advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course.

This course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages. It allows some time for revision of the basics and then moves on to advanced navigation techniques.

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.

As with the Day Skipper Shorebased course, the RYA’s specially designed chart plotter software will be used during the course to give you a realistic taste of modern electronic navigation.

The course is taught over 40 hours with two exams. It can be covered as a evening class over 20+ weeks, a series of short sessions, or as an intensive week-long course.

Maximum Class size = 12 students per Instructor.

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

Cost for is only £245 which includes your RYA Students pack & Training Almanac starting in October.

For any additional items you may require see our FAQ pages here.



You can also take this course On-line here


Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2020 09:41

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