RYA Yachtmaster and Coastal Skipper Theory

RYA Yachtmaster and Coastal Skipper course

This RYA Yachtmaster theory and Coastal Skipper theory course will equip you with the knowledge 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, building on the RYA Day Skipper Theory course, and will raise your knowledge to the standard required for the Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore practical exams.

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 40 hours with three exam papers. It can be covered as a series of short sessions, as an intensive week-long course. Following this you will have free access to our envigilated exam evenings or weekends

Free Re-Sit Guarantee*

Our guarantee is that we won't give up on you: in the unlikely event that you fail or can't complete one of our RYA courses, you can resit or rejoin another at NO EXTRA COST. *See T&C's

What will I gain from the Course?

Topics for this course include:

  • position fixing
  • course shaping and plotting
  • tidal knowledge
  • use of almanacs and admiralty publications
  • electronic position finding equipment
  • taking and interpreting forecasts
  • plotting weather systems
  • weather predictions using a barometer and by observation
  • collision regulations
  • customs and excise regulations for cruising abroad

How do I book?

Check out the available course dates and then contact us or book online. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Lou or Jim for more information.

Course Name Dates Cost
Yachtmaster Theory
WATERLOO. Thurs Evenings: 1830-2130 Weekend : 0930-1800
Jan 18,25. Feb 1,8,22. Mar 1,8,15. Weekend Mar 17,18. £395


Luke Vincent, Yachtmaster Theory Course

Jim's teaching style is clear, calm and makes it easy to ask questions. Location and price are good. I would happily recommend for any course, I had a great experience.

Rating 4.5 Top
Kevin Smith, Yachtmaster Theory Course

Course was excellent. Very relaxed, good atmosphere, very well taught (very clear and patient)

Rating 5 Top
Simon Whitehead, Yachtmaster Theory Course

Clear, patient, really good teaching. Great material, notes and slides. Good classroom and good group!!

Rating 4 Top