Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Theory

Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory course £299

This is a 40 hour course offered over weekends or evenings. Just give Rosy a call 07825311569 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

Evening Course starting in October 2018:

The evening course will run over 16 evenings, on a Tuesday, starting  on Tuesday 23 October 2018. The evening start at 6.30 and finish at 9.00pm. The final evening will be Tuesday 5 March 2019.

Next course October 2018:

7 days over four weekends, starting Saturday  20 October:

Saturday 2o & Sunday 21 October

Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 November

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 November

Course One 2019:

 7 days over four weekends, starting  Saturday 5 January 2018

Saturday 5  & Sunday 6 January

Saturday 19 &  Sunday 20 January

Saturday 2  & Sunday 3 February

Saturday  Febuary 16

Course Two 2018: 

7 days over three weekends, starting Saturday 23 February 2018

Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 February

Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 March

Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 March

Saturday 9 March 


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  Rosy for more details and availability on 07825311569 or email:



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