RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory
Advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course. 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.All theory courses are held at the Club House a.k.a Linden House, 60 Upper Mall, Hammersmith, W69TA
Course Title: RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Theory
Course Cost £410 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 and can be secured at the time of your booking, should you wish to do so via the Club. These will then be handed out with your materials on the day. The cost runs approx. £25.
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. Dates are not interchangeable.
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.
The weekend timing will be approx. 9:30 - 5:30pm
It will be the responsibility of the student to catch up any missed dates. We suggest no more than 2 dates are missed.
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 sailor, or give you the confidence to sail your boat on coastal passages by day or night.
All courses are bookable via the online calendar
By signing up to this course, you are accepting LCSC's Standard T & C's for Shorebased Courses - please find a copy below.
Starting Tue 22nd February ending Sunday 13th March
Tue and Thursday evenings + weekend day(s)
February Tue 22nd / Thurs 24th / Sun 27th
March Tue 1st / Thurs 3rd / Sat 5th / Sun 6th / Tue 8th / Thurs 10th / Sun 13th
Should a course be non-bookable/Full, please email the office to be placed on a waitlist if no other dates are suitable.
All group bookings, please email the office to coordinate dates.
Last updated 13:05 on 11 October 2021