RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased Course

Duration: 40 hours / 5 days


Who's it designed for: 

This course follows on from the day skipper course and builds on many of the subjects covered on that course, but in alot more depth whilst also introducing many other new and equally important subjects. This course is aimed at those wishing to go onto complete the Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster practical courses and exams aswell as the recreational boater wishing to widen their knowledge base. By the end of the course you should be equipped with the knowledge to navigate a yacht or powered craft in unfamiliar coastal and offshore waters during the day and night. 


Course topics include: 

  • Position fixing
  • Course shaping and plotting
  • Tidal knowledge
  • Use of almanacs and admiralty publications
  • Electronic positon 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


Course prices & availability:

Are you a club, family, group or training centre?

We specialise in running training for clubs, centres and groups therefore we bring the training courses to you (any UK location). 

We charge one flat rate (+ mileage at government rates + basic accomodation fees for those located outside of a 50 mile radius from Poole, Dorset) for any number of students from 1-10. The more students you put on the course, the more cost effective it is for you!


What do you need to provide?

A classroom or dry teaching area with adequate space for the number of students on the course, tables, chairs and a white board. 

What we provide: 

  • A qualified and experienced RYA Shorebased instructor
  • Training charts
  • Plotters
  • Course handbooks
  • Exercises
  • Assessment papers
  • RYA Training Almanac
  • RYA Certificates for successful candidates

Group Course fees: 

  • £1000-00 + VAT for up to 5 students (just £200pp**) + student pack* at £45p.p.
  • 5 - 10 students - first 5 students £1000 then £100pp for each additional student + student packs* at £45p.p.


* Day Skipper student pack (includes Assessment papers, course notes, exercises, plotter, practice charts), RYA Training Almanac & RYA certificate fee package at £45-00 p.p. is charged in addition to course fee. 


** Course fee breakdown worked on maximum numbers & based on us coming to your location within a 50 mile radius from Poole, Dorset (outside of this area will incur a standard government mileage rate charge).  



Please email us on info@marine-education.co.uk  with the dates you're interested in. 



All our courses are covered by a £1 million Public liability insurance. 


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