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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 :Refreshments and RYA Course pack/materials (Portland Plotter and Dividers to be purchased in addition)

Course Duration: 40 guided learning hours either as Evenings and/or mixed in with weekends


2018 DATES:

Oct to Dec evening dates.

NOTE: This course is now FULL. Please contact the admin office should you wish to be placed on a waitlist and be advised of future dates.


Instructor: Ruaraidh Plummer

Evenings: Optional 18:00 – 19:00 for revision/catch up. Core Hours: 19:00 - 22:00

Thurs 18th Oct * Registration from 18:00

Thurs 25th Oct

Thurs 1st Nov

Thurs 8th Nov

Thurs 15th Nov

Thurs 22nd Nov

Thurs 29th Nov

Sat 1st – EXAM Weekend, 10am – 17:00

Sun 2nd – EXAM Weekend, 10am – 17:00

Thurs 6th Dec


Course Headline: Advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course. This course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages.

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.

What's Included: RYA Northern Hemisphere Student Packs includes assessment papers, course notes, basic plotter, practice charts. Training Almanac. Certificate of completion.

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.


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

Last updated 11:48 on 24 August 2018

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