RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Theory

RYA Theory Course

Course Details

Duration: 5 Days

Day Timings: 9:00 – 18:00 approx.

Residential? No. Accommodation often available on one of our Charter Yachts at small cost

Minimum Age – none

Prior Experience –Day Skipper Level Theory, Day Skipper practical advised

Course Qualifications –RYA Coastal/Yachtmaster Shore based

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£400 per person

About The Course

RYA Coastal Skipper Yachtmaster Theory shore based course takes your theoretical knowledge much further, and goes into more detail on some trickier topics.
Spend a relaxed five days in our spacious classroom with one of our friendly instructors who will guide you through all you need to progress further up the RYA scheme, to Yachtmaster Offshore and beyond.

Tidal Streams, Satellite Navigation, Radar Navigation, the Magnetic Compass , and many more topics are covered in detail.


Monday 24th to Friday 28th September

Monday 22nd to Friday 26th October

Monday 19th to Friday 23rd November

Course materials, Charts, Chart plotter simulators, Plotters, Dividers, Compasses, Tea, Coffee.

We will guide you through all you need to enhance your knowledge.  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