RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory – Classroom

Client:      More Experienced Navigators

Date:        TBA

Info:        40+ hour classroom Course

This RYA course is advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course or equivalent. This is an advanced course that 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 46 hours plus three exam papers. It can be covered as a series of evening sessions,or as an intensive week-long course.

Duration 46 hours  plus assessments

Material provided  RYA Student pack – notes, almanac, charts

Student:Instructor Ratio maximum 8

Course topics include:

  1. position fixing
  2. course shaping and plotting
  3. review of collision regulations
  4. tidal knowledge
  5. use of almanacs and admiralty publications
  6. electronic position finding equipment
  7. taking and interpreting forecasts
  8. plotting weather systems
  9. weather predictions using a barometer and by observation
  10. collision regulations
  11. customs and excise regulations for cruising abroad
  12. Passage planning

Day Skipper theory or equivalent.

On successful completion of your RYA Coastal Skipper Theory (classroom) course your name, certificate number and date of issue will be stored for up to 5 years. This information allows us to verify or replace your certificate if required.

Fees and Booking

Price $795.00 – including a lot of material, charts, etc.

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