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


 What we provide: 

  • A qualified and experienced RYA Shorebased Yachtmaster instructor
  • Use of our classroom in Poole
  • As much tea & coffee as you can drink!
  • Training charts*
  • Plotter*
  • Course handbook*
  • Exercises*
  • Assessment papers*
  • RYA Training Almanac
  • RYA Certificates for successful candidates

* Included in the Course Pack

Course prices & availability:

Are you a crew, family or group of friends?

We specialise in running private RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore theory training for groups, friends, crew's and families therefore being able to offer you mutually viable dates to suit your schedule. The 5 days do not have to be consecutive! 

We charge one flat rate for any number of students from 1-10. The more people that attend your course, the more cost effective it is for you! 

RYA Coastal Skipper/ Yachtmaster Theory Classroom Course  Duration   Course Fee inc.VAT 

Private Classroom Course for 1 - 5 people

5 days £1200.00 (5 people = £240pp + course pack)

Private Classroom Course for up to 6-10 people

5 days £1800.00 (10 people = £180pp + course pack)


* RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore 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. 



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