Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore

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. 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. 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. Students in the southern hemisphere can take advantage of the southern hemisphere version of our training materials, ensuring that your course is relevant to you. The course is taught over 40 hours with three exam papers after that. It can be covered as a series of short sessions, as an intensive week-long course, we work with you as long as it takes to be ready for the exams.

Course topics include:

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 customs and excise regulations for cruising abroad We have considerable online and digital resources to accelerate your learning

Nautical Apps

We have some great Nautical Apps to help your study: Android-Navlights-feature-graphic2

US Inland Waterways App for iTunes, iPhone, iPad & Android - Inland waterways is a quick reference boating app intended for all those in sailing or power boats - SAFETY AT SEASafety at Sea Safe SkipperAmazon-logo_300x100

Click here to find out more about nautical NavLights & Shapes apps on Amazon, iTunes & Google Play Appstores


Other Navigation Courses

The navigation courses on offer include: essencial navigation Day skipper theory Yachtmaster theory Ocean Yachtmaster theory

Other shorebased courses

VHF short range certificate RYA/MCA First aid Engine course Electronic NavigationRYA /MCA Sea survival

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