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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. It is necessary prior to taking your Yachtmaster or Coastal Day Skipper practical exams.

LCSC Membership Offer - there is a waiver of the £50 joining fee if you apply to be a member of LCSC when signing up for the course.

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.

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Course Title: RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Theory

Course Cost: £400 non members; £350 members

Included :RYA Northern Hemisphere Student Packs includes assessment papers, course notes, basic plotter, practice charts. Training Almanac. Certificate on completion and successful pass. (Portland Plotter and Dividers to be purchased in addition)

Course Duration: 40 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 in preparation for each session !

Course Description: 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. The course is taught over 40 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, collision regulations customs and excise regulations for cruising abroad.

Prior Knowledge/Experience: Min requirement of RYA Day Skipper Practical

Next Steps: RYA Coastal Skipper or RYA Yachtmaster Coastal if Yachmaster exam was passed. Cross Channels, further afield cruises 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 Offshore, or give you the confidence to sail you boat on coastal passages by day of by night.


2019 DATES:

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 Ruaraidh will be in from 18:00 for anyone needing catch up hours or for some additional review.


Thursday Evening 10th October

Tuesday Evening 15th October

Thursday Evening 31st October

Weekend 26/27th October

Wednesday 6th November

SATURDAY 2nd OR SUNDAY 17th November. NOTE: Regretfully we can't confirm which date at present as it is subject to the Sunsail Race, still TBC. We will advise either the 2nd or the 17th ASAP

Thursday 7th November

Thursday 14th November


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

Last updated 13:12 on 23 July 2019

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