Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Theory

Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory course £385

This is a 40 hour course offered over weekends or evenings. Just give Paul a call 07513846229 or send a text and we’ll get back to you.

The course fee includes the RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore Theory Pack: the charts, the almanac, the electronic chart plotter and other learning material.

Oh, in case I  forget we provide teas, coffees, biscuits and occasionally home baking !!

This course is for the Day Skipper who is ready for some bigger adventures. Typically you will be sailing longer passages, visiting remoter locations and  experiencing more challenging conditions.  

The shorebased theory course is design to ensure that your Navigation, Seamanship and Safety skills are up to the standards require before undertaking the RYA practical course.

This builds on the knowledge already gained from the RYA Day Skipper theory course, which is a prerequisite before joining the course.

The course is supported by our  videos, please check them out on our YouTube channel: Here’s one of the Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster videos on making Secondary Port corrections for tidal heights.

Next Course Dates

Seven  days over four  weekends, starting  in October  2019. 

Saturday 5  and Sunday  6  October

Saturday 12  and Sunday 13  October

Saturday 26  and Sunday 27 October

Saturday  9

Evening Course starting in October 2019:

The evening course will run over 20 evenings, on a Tuesday, starting  on Tuesday 15  October 2019. The evening start at 7.00 and finish at 9.00pm. The final evening will be March 2020.

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

Collision regulations

Weather predictions using a barometer and by observation

Customs and excise regulations for cruising abroad

This is a popular course so please contact Paul for more details and availability on 07825311569 or email:



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