RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore Online Course

Course aim:

This course follows on from the day skipper course and builds on many of the subjects covered on that course, but in a lot 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 boat 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.


A knowledge/skill base to the level of RYA Day Skipper shorebased.

Whats involved?

This is an eLearning course, but an RYA instructor is on hand to provide as much support as you require, this is done predominately by email, but Skype chats can be organised at pre-arranged times.


Course content:

  • 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

Course Duration:

Approximately 5 days

What now?

Pay online, we create and send you all the login details and post your course pack.

Delivered by:

Navathome an RYA centre specialising in online courses.

Please read the Terms & Conditions for this course click here

Course fees & Booking:

RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster offshore Online course

  By booking your are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions


  • Available
  • Shipping Time: 3-5 days1

Additional information: 

  • The course fee is for a 6 month access period to the course, should you need to extend this period for a further period an admin fee will apply. 

Whats included? -

  • Online e-Learning course
  • Training charts
  • Course handbook & exercises 
  • RYA Training Almanac
  • Assessment papers
  • Electronic chart plotter CD
  • Support from a Navathome RYA instructor

How does it all work?

You will recieve a confirmation email from us, and a email from Navathome with your login details.

Your course pack which will include the course book will be posted to you, but you don't need to wait for this to start your course.

Carry out the online training course at your own pace. (Maximum 6 months)

If you have any questions at any stage during your course, simply email your Navathome instructor.

On successful completion, you will recieve your certificate in the post.

Computer requirements & Technical support:

Compatible with:

PC, Mac and Linux and mobile devices including iPad and iPhone.

Please be aware this is an entirely ONLINE course so you must be connected to the internet/wifi in order to complete it.

Mac OS X 10.6 or later

Windows XP or later

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