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 £435 Included: RYA Northern Hemisphere Student Pack includes assessment papers, course notes, practice charts, training almanac and certificate of completion.
The Portland Plotter and Dividers (7" divider) Kit 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. £26.50.
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.
Core hours are from 19:00 - 22:00 except for the first evening where registration will start from 18:30pm. 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.Core hours for weekend classes are approx. 9:30 - 17:00 except for the first day where registration will start promptly at 9am.
It will be the responsiblity 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. If it is a while since you took your Day Skipper or equivalent please ensure that you feel reasonably comfortable with nautical charts, plotting positions, EPs CTSs, tidal curves and have a basic knowledge of Col Regs. If in doubt, please email our admin office who can put you in touch with the Instructor for a brief chat.
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 confirming you have read, understood and accepted LCSC's Standard T & C's for Shorebased Courses - please find a copy below.
2024PLEASE NOTE: dates are not interchangeable between courses.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings + weekend day(s)
February: Tues 13th / Thurs 15th / Sat 17th / Sun 18th / Wed 21st / Thurs 22nd / Thurs 29th
March: Sat 2nd / Sun 3rd
Should a course be non-bookable i.e. waitlist is full, please email the office to note your interest.
All group bookings, please email the office to coordinate dates.
Last updated 10:35 on 18 February 2024