Course Options: Evening Class or Online (Choose below when booking)
Advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course, the RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster ™ course looks at more detailed navigational techniques, specifically for those looking to undertake longer passages and, in particular, navigation at night. For those who have built up some miles and are looking to the next stage of their boating journey, the RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster ™ theory is a great step and essential preparation for the Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster ™ and Yachtmaster ™ offshore practical exam.
Classroom-based evening class: If we have enough interest, we are looking to run a course in January. Please signup to our waitlist if you are interested and we’ll email you once we have enough interest.
Course starting January 2019 (Join Waitlist Below)
Course Pre-requisites *
We look to schedule YachtMaster courses based on demand. If you are interested in a course starting in January 2019, please join our waitlist and we will let you know when we have enough people.
Online (interactive) Course
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Course Pre-requisites *
Online courses are provided by Navathome.com and start immediately. Once cleared funds have been received, your online account will be setup for you to access the online course material. The accompanying course notes and plotter kit will be shipped to you within 24hrs.
Once your account has been activated, you have 6 months to complete the course. This is extendable by 6 months for an additional fee of £30.
Advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course, the RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster theory course looks at more detailed navigational techniques, specifically for those looking to undertake longer passages and, in particular, navigation at night. For those who have built up some miles and are looking to the next stage of their boating journey, the RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster theory is a great step and essential preparation for the Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster and Yachtmaster offshore practical exam.
You’ll hone your skills in lights and shapes, course shaping and plotting and tidal knowledge including secondary ports and tide gates. Additionally, you will learn how to take and interpret weather forecasts and to plot weather systems. You’ll extend your collision regulation knowledge and understand the requirements for arriving and entering a foreign port. All this and much much more.
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 real taste of modern electronic navigation.
The course is taught over 40 hours with three exam papers. It can be covered as classroom sessions, by distance learning or a combination of both.
Course topics include:
course shaping and plotting
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
customs and excise regulations for cruising abroad
The course also allows some time for revision of the basics and then moves on to advanced navigation techniques.
Classroom facilities & location
Our RYA shore-based classes are run from the fabulous facilities at Godalming College.
Learning in a group classroom environment is fun and offers a way to make new sailing friends as well as pick up tips’n’tricks from like-minded people. It’s a relaxed environment and you’ll have plenty of time to ask the instructor questions.
The online theory course is delivered by Navathome.com a RYA Training Centre specialising in distance learning and online training.
This option allows you to study at your own pace and start at a time of your choosing. You’ll get your login details once full course payment has been received, usually within 24hrs of booking. There is a 6-month time limit to complete the course once you’ve activated your ID, however, this can be extended for a small admin fee (£30) should you choose to.
The online course costs are:
£310per person for the RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster™ theory
£295 per person for the RYA Day Skipper theory
Receive a 10% discount if booking 2 online courses and 15% discount if booking 3 or more
You will receive an email once the deposit has been paid with a link to pay the balance. Once cleared funds have been received, your account will be set up for you to access the online course material. The accompanying course notes and plotter kit will be shipped to you within 24hrs.
Your RYA Pack including all course materials and Plotter Kit will be sent out to you within 24hrs of receiving cleared payment of the course fees
Help via email, phone or Skype 7 days a week 0700 until 1900 UK
Seven day opt out with full refund on return of the training materials
Up to two years access to learning materials after completion.
Your enrolment lasts for three years
Work when you like, in your own time
Six months free access with the option to extend in six monthly intervals
The course can be completed in as little as 60 hours
RYA charts & Almanac
RYA plotter simulator
Appropriate RYA course notes and handbook
Free animated boat handling lessons
Free mini radar simulator
Optional voice over gives you the choice
Feedback and help from our fulltime instructors for 18 hours a day seven days a week.
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