RYA Yachtmaster Theory Classes

RYA Yachtmaster Navigator at work

RYA Yachtmaster Navigator at work

This shore-based course is ideal for those with more experience and, in particular, planning on taking their RYA Yachtmaster Coastal or Offshore Certificate of Competence.  Upon completion you should understand the principles of navigating coastal and offshore passages by day and night.


Next Course Dates:

  • Monday 18th – Saturday 23rd June 2018 (5 places left) (BOOK HERE)

Evening classes:

Commence Thursday 27th September 2018 & end Thursday 28th March 2019. Classes run on Thursday evenings  7:00 pm to 9:00 pm with breaks matching the school terms (6 places)

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23 Stathern Lane, Harby, LE14 4DA

Course content:

  • International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea

    RYA Yachtmaster chartwork

    RYA Yachtmaster chartwork

  • Chartwork – Paper charts and electronic
  • Tides, including secondary port calculations & computation of rates
  • Course to Steer, taking into account leeway, variation & deviation
  • Estimated Position, taking into account leeway, variation & deviation
  • How to get the best out of GNSS
  • Aids to Navigation
  • Passage Planning
  • Pilotage techniques
  • Meteorology

Prior knowledge: Equivalent to Day Skipper Shorebased course

Course duration: 40 hours and 3 assessment papers

Award: RYA  MCA Coastal Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased certificate

Cost: £299.00 + RYA Student Course pack & training Almanac £48.50

A £50.00 deposit secures your place

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