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RYA Coastal / Yachtmaster Theory London/Gosport

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.

The course is taught over 40 hours plus break times (free refreshments included!). Our evening classes are based in London Waterloo or Holborn one evening a week plus a weekend, following this you will have free access to our invigilated exam evenings or weekends. Alternatively we offer more intensive courses at our new training facility in Gosport Marina either as a week long course or over 3 weekends, accomodation may be available on one of our yachts in the marina, please enquire.

Free Resit 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 (includes practical courses up to Day Skipper and all theory courses less exam fees where applicable) (*see Terms & Conditions).

Course Information

We include everything you will need with your course fee:
  •     RYA Training Charts 3 and 4
  •     RYA Training Almanac
  •     RYA Yachtmaster Course Notes
  •     RYA Electronic Chart Plotter Booklet
  •     RYA Yachtmaster Exercises Book
  •     Nomad Sailing Course Notes and exercise answers
  •     Access to online training aids, downloads and mock exams
  •     Free access to invigilated exam sessions (evenings or weekends)
  •     Exams (Chartwork, Passage Making and IRPCS) and Certificate
Topics for this course include:  (review the full syllabus)
  •     Position fixing
  •     Course shaping and plotting
  •     Tidal calculations at primary and secondary ports
  •     Use of almanacs and admiralty publications
  •     GNSS and electronic charts
  •     Interpretation of forecasts and the synoptic chart
  •     Weather predictions using a barometer and by observation
  •     Collision regulations
  •     Passage appraisel, planning, execution and monitor
  •     Pilotage in good and restricted visibility
  •     Safety and Stabilty
We run our theory courses at the following locations:
You should have knowledge and understanding equivalent to that contained in the Day Skipper Theory syllabus.

Be able to to plot position, measure distance and direction. Make basic calculation of tidal height and tidal stream. Have a working knowledge of the collision regulations and basic seamanship.

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.

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Fantastic course and lovely venue.  Jim's knowledge around sailing is immense and his teaching style is inculsive with great knowledge transfer. Really looking forward to the practical course in September.  If you want to learn to sail give it a go with Nomad Sailing.
Really good courses, professional and thorough, like one-to-one learning. Thank you!
Really loved the class.  The teaching was clear throughout and you were able to answer my many questions.  Very thorough delivery.
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