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.
Pre Course Experience
15 days at sea, 2 days as skipper, 300 miles, 8 night hours.
Boat handling to Day Skipper standard and navigation to Coastal/Yachtmaster.
5 days from Cascais Marina and other locations on request.
Passage planning; preparation for sea; pilotage; passage making & ability as skipper; yacht handling under power & sail; adverse weather conditions; emergency situations.
Ability after course
Able to skipper a yacht on coastal passages by day & night.