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RYA Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Theory will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages. Often just called Yachtmaster Shorebased this course builds on the Day Skipper course, allowing some time for revision before moving on to advanced navigation techniques and seamanship skills.

For both sail and power, this course will take your theoretical knowledge to the standard required for both the Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore practical exams.

As the course progresses you’ll cover topics including; course shaping and plotting, tidal knowledge (including secondary port calculations), passage planning and passage making, weather predictions and collision regulations

You’ll need about 65 hours to complete the Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Theory Course plus up to five hours for the final assessment papers.

The large number of our customers who continue to Yachtmaster after completing their Day Skipper Theory demonstrates how much they like online courses. This coupled with high pass rates and better assessment scores than classroom based courses all adds up to a strong record of success.

The online course that we offer is delivered by Navathome, an RYA recognised Training Centre specialising in online training. You can be sure that you’re getting the latest interactive visual learning techniques with a course that’s packed full of high quality animated graphics and interactive features.

Best of all it’s the ONLY online RYA Course where your answers to the compulsory exercises that run through the course are marked automatically and detailed worked answers provided. Not only does this considerably enhance your learning, the instantaneous feedback, results and model answers enables your instructor to give you theLB YM Knowledge best possible support. Course access is for six months after which you can take the option to extend.

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RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore Theory Courses

Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory is the flagship of the RYA’s Navigation Programme

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