MCA Approved
Seafish Authority Approved
SQA Approved
RYA Approved
UKCS Approved
Edexcel Approved

RYA Yachtmaster Coastal/Offshore (Shorebased)


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Advanced navigation training that equips you to conduct coastal and offshore passages by day and night safely, this course is taught over 40 hours with three exam papers and is usually run Monday to Saturday. 

This course will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the Advanced Powerboat, Yachtmaster™ Coastal and Yachtmaster™ Offshore practical exams, and concentrates on seamanship, advanced navigation and meteorology skills.

Course topics include:

  • Selection and use of Charts
  • Position Fixing 
  • Course shaping and plotting 
  • Tides and currents 
  • Use of almanacs and admiralty publications 
  • Electronic navigation equipment 
  • Passage Planning
  • Pilotage
  • obtaining and interpreting weather forecasts 
  • plotting weather systems 
  • weather prediction
  • International rules for the prevention of collisions at sea 
  • Vessel stability
  • Procedures and regulations for cruising abroad 

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