RYA Coastal / Yachtmaster Theory Course is an advanced course in navigation and meteorology for candidates for the Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate. The syllabus makes some provision for the revision of subjects in the Day Skipper Course but those who have not acquired the knowledge set out in the Day Skipper Course are unlikely to be able to assimilate all the subjects covered in this advanced course in the time available. Therefore the assumed knowledge before starting this course is the Day Skipper Shorebased Course.

RYA Coastal / Yachtmaster Theory Course

The RYA log book stipulates the minimum time required for this theory training course is 40 hours plus revision and assessment time.

Once again, this shore based course has been designed to complement the RYA Coastal Practical course.

Syllabus includes

  • Position / GPS / Chart plotters
  • The Magnetic Compass
  • Tides / Tidal heights & streams / Interpolation
  • Buoyage / Lights
  • Pilotage / Passage planning
  • Meteorology
  • Rules of the Road (IRPCS)
  • Safety at Sea / Marine Environment
  • Navigation in restricted visability

5/6 days from £395 - non residential

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Hercules Sailing are also happy to offer a specifically tailored course, individually designed to suit your needs. This may include ‘evening classes’. We specialise in small groups and or one-to-one training.

Please contact Mandy for a quote and / or to discuss this further.

Contact us now about this course by using the form below, please provide as much information as possible including number of people, preferred dates and any special requirements.

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RYA Coastal / Yachtmaster Theory Course

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