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RYA TRAINING - SHOREBASED COURSES


RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore Course

Weekend or weekday 5 day RYA training courses, based in Southampton, Hamble and Lancashire

Advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course. This course equips you 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.

Knowledge and understanding of this syllabus is the minimum requirement prior to participating in the Sail or Motor Cruising practical courses or undertaking the MCA Yachtmaster Coastal and Offshore exams.

This course will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore practical exams, concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills.

Many practical navigation and seamanship exercises are included with much of the learning coming from classroom discussion about real world scenarios.

The syllabus includes 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, and customs and excise regulations for cruising abroad

The Details

Please see our schedule for course dates and current prices (from £345).

The instructor for your course will be a fully qualified RYA Shorebased or Yachtmaster Instructor.

The course pack includes a chart, plotter, course handbook, exercises and an electronic chart plotter CD.

There are three exams at the end of the course to test learning and understanding of navigation, meteorology and Collision Regulations

Number of students varies depending on location. Please see Locations and Formats for more information.

If you prefer the course to be run for just you and maybe your partner or a group of friends at a location of your choosing, this is also possible - call us for our private instruction rates.

What To Do Next....

Call us or choose a convenient date from our dates and prices. Other dates may be available - please ask.

If you are a group of four or more people, please call us to discuss your preferred dates. We can run a bespoke course for your group.

Simply call us on +44(0)7977 459671 or +44(0)1253 853075 to confirm availability and to discuss your training requirements in more detail, then complete and return one booking form per person with a 30% deposit payment.

Once the full course fee has been received we will send a formal booking confirmation and Joining Instructions to you.

Other useful pre course information is provided in our Shorebased Courses - Preliminaries sheet

Call us on +44(0)7977 459671 or +44(0)1253 853075

Useful Pre Course Reading

RYA Coastal Skipper Shorebased Course Notes
RYA Navigation Handbook plus Exercises
International Rules for The Prevention of Collisions At Sea (Col Regs)
RYA Weather Handbook

It is handy to build up a small library of useful books and manuals covering seamanship, navigation and other specialist subjects such as weather. Please see our recommended list of reading and equipment.

Call us on +44(0)7977 459671 or +44(0)1253 853075


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