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RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory


Advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course. This course is held at our Hammersmith Clubhouse in London. It will equip you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages.

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

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Course Title: RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Theory

Course Cost: £400 non members; £350 members

What's Included: RYA Northern Hemisphere Student Pack includes assessment papers, course notes, practice charts, training almanac and certificate of completion. The Portland Plotter and dividers are an additional cost.

Course Duration: 48 guided learning hours either as evenings and/or mixed in with weekends. NOTE: a minimum of 1.5-2 hours homework per week will be required between sessions.

Course Description: Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster theory course concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills. The course is taught over 48 hours with three exam papers. Content covers 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, IRPCS and customs and excise regulations for cruising abroad.

Prior Knowledge/Experience: Min requirement of RYA Day Skipper Theory or equivalent knowledge.

Next Steps: RYA Coastal Skipper or RYA Yachtmaster Coastal/Offshore, Cross Channels, Cruising further afield and Racing with LCSC.

Ability after the course: The RYA Yachtmaster Theory course will provide you with the theoretical knowledge to become an RYA Yachtmaster Coastal/Offshore, or give you the confidence to sail your boat on coastal passages by day or night.

Core hours are from 19:00 - 22:00 except for the first evening where registration will start from 18:00pm. Those unable to make an earlier slot can complete registration post 22:00.

On most evenings the instructor will be in from 18:00 for anyone needing to catch up hours or for some additional review.


To book or for any further information, please contact us at admin@lcsc.org.uk


2020 Dates:

Courses will start up around September / October of 2020 subject to social distancing rules.


Last updated 11:33 on 25 September 2020

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