RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore

RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore

This is our second year course and covers offshore and coastal navigation, seamanship and meteorology and is for those wishing to explore the skills of skippering pleasure craft at sea.

Course type

This course will be run as classroom sessions will be over 2 weekends

The next classroom course will be on the 16th – 17th September 2023 and the 10th December 2023 in the Training Room at Staunton Harold Sailing Club. In between there will be four 2 hour zoom sessions in the evening from 19:15 on the 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th October 2023

It is important to have a minimum of day skipper theory knowledge prior to enrolling for the coastal skipper course. Extensive practical experience may be a suitable substitute please contact us to discuss further.

If interested in this course and want more information please join us for an interactive zoom event on Tuesday 5th September at 19:45  Contact us for login details on zoom.

Successful students will be issued with an RYA ‘Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased Course Completion Certificate’.

Application form : Click here

Equipment needed

The course fee (£410) includes the RYA training charts and the course assessment pack. You will also need chart plotting instruments (£25) and a Training Almanac (£8.50) which will be available for you to buy at the start of the course if required.

Some syllabus headings

Seamanship: anchoring, rules of the road, safety at sea, signals, boat stability.

Meteorology: air masses, cloud types, frontal systems, local weather forecasting, interpreting a weather forecast.

Navigation: chart work including use of electronic charts, tides, ship’s compass, aids to navigation, satellite navigation systems, pilotage, log keeping, passage planning.

What do students say about this course?

“Tutor so enthusiastic and committed to getting that knowledge in your head” – Kim

“A thoroughly enjoyable experience, challenging, excellently presented” – Richard

“Good friendly feel, enjoyable time” – Matthew