The RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster on line interactive theory course represents
advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course.
It is delivered by Navathome, an RYA recognised training centre specialising in online
training. This course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages.
This course will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the Yachtmaster
Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore practical exams, concentrating on advanced navigation
and meteorology skills.
As with the RYA Day Skipper shore based 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.
Free Navigation Pack
The price of the course is £300 (350€) and this
includes a navigation course pack.
The pack includes:
RYA course pack
PC chart plotter
The course is designed to be done within the allowed 6 months but this can be extended
for £30 for an additional 6 months as many times as you like until the day you pass.
There are discounts for multiple purchases. There is a 10% discount for purchasing
a second course and 15% for three or more.
In addition, for every booking of one or more courses from someone you introduce,
you will receive a refund of £30 from your own course fees.
Pre course requirements
The RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster theory course is a continuation of the RYA Day
Skipper theory course and is almost impossible to complete if the RYA Day Skipper
course has not been completed first. We highly recommend that the RYA Day Skipper
theory course is completed first.
Advantages of On Line Courses
Great animated diagrams that bring the whole course to life.
Instant automated feedback on your answers with corrections and working out.
Full time dedicated RYA instructors available for fast help and feedback and even
additional tuition if required.
Access to all your results which are stored as you complete each section.
Free course plotter and dividers and training almanac as well as the RYA Day Skipper
course pack and training charts.
RYA theory certificate on successful completion of the course.
The on line assessment can be taken when you choose in the relaxed atmosphere of
your own home.
You have 6 months to complete the course but with optional 6 month extensions until
the day you pass. The course remains available to you for a year.
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