RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster® Offshore Shorebased Theory Course is an advanced yachtmaster course in navigation and meteorology. It provides the theory base needed for candidates for the Coastal Skipper practical course and the Yachtmaster Offshore exam.

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RYA Yachtmaster Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore Theory Course

RYA Yachtmaster Coastal / Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased Theory Course is an advanced course in navigation and meteorology.

Our RYA Yachtmaster Coastal/Yachtmaster Offshore Course provides the theory base needed for candidates for the Yachtmaster Coastal Practical Course and the Yachtmaster Offshore exam. It is an advanced course in navigation and meteorology and is suitable for both power and sail students.

The Yachtmaster Coastal/ Yachtmaster Offshore Theory Course takes the student to a higher level of navigational expertise. The course covers advanced topics like vessel stability and AIS systems in addition to helping students to develop more accurate and precise plotting skills. This level of course is essential for those who plan to go on and complete professional qualifications for a career at sea. The RYA Yachtmaster Coastal/Offshore qualification is now widely accepted as part of the studies required for more advanced professional qualifications such as Officer of the Watch (OOW) and Master 200 and is seen as indicative of a very high standard of seamanship.

There are no hidden extras with Splash Sea School; our price for the Yachtmaster Coastal/Yachtmaster Offshore Theory Course includes Plotter with drawing tools and all the books needed.

The RYA Yachtmaster Theory qualification is seen as indicative of a very high standard of seamanship.

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Yachtmaster Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore Theory Course Modules

  • Latitude and Longitude
  • The Magnetic Compass
  • Position
  • Tides
  • Tidal Streams
  • Buoyage
  • Lights
  • Pilotage
  • GPS & Electronic Aids to Navigation
  • Echo Sounders
  • Logs (Speed and Distance)
  • Deck Log
  • Meteorology
  • Rule of the Road
  • Safety at Sea
  • Navigation in Restricted Visibility
  • Passage Planning
  • Marine Environment
  • Anchoring
  • Coastal Skipper Yachtmaster Final Exam

55 hours with 3 examination papers is the likely duration for the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore Theory Course. Additional reading and study materials are suggested, and further practice exercises are provided.

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