Yachtmaster

Learn how to Navigate at Sea

This RYA Yachtmaster shore-based course is ideal for skippers and crew with more experience who want to increase their navigation and seamanship knowledge. The course aims to give you the planning, preparation and navigational skills required to safely skipper a vessel at sea by day and night. This course is also the theory standard required for those planning on doing the RYA Coastal Skipper practical course or taking the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal or Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence examinations. 

Next Course Dates:

Our next Yachtmaster course is an Intensive course run over three weekends. See dates below.

  • Sat 15th, Sun 16th, Sat 22nd, Sun 23rd, Sat 29th Feb & Sun 1st March 2020. RUN

Due to the coronavirus new dates TBA

Evening classes:

We are taking bookings for this winters evening classes which commence on Thursday 24th September 2020. The course runs every Thursday for 23 weeks, from 1900 hrs through to 2100 hrs with breaks matching the school terms  Book Now 

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
  • Running fix
  • Estimated Position, taking into account leeway, variation & deviation
  • How to get the best out of GNSS
  • Aids to Navigation
  • Passage Planning
  • Pilotage techniques
  • Meteorology

Hybrid Course

As an alternative to attending our classroom or doing a remote e-learning course we also offer a third option, our Hybrid course Hybrid Course

Our package includes:

  • Classroom + tea, coffee and biscuits šŸ™‚
  • Two RYA practice navigation charts
  • RYA exercise book
  • RYA Yachtmaster shorebased notes book
  • Access to online student resource page
  • Classroom use of PC with RYA electronic Training Plotter installed 

Venue:  Willow Farm, Waltham Lane, Harby, Leicestershire, LE14 4DB

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

A Ā£50.00 deposit secures your place  Book Now

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