RYA Coastal Skipper - Yachtmaster Offshore
Advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course. This course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages. This course will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the Yachtmaster Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore practical exams, concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills.
Course topics include::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 and customs and excise regulations for cruising abroad. It allows some time for revision of the basics and then moves on to advanced navigation techniques. The examination consists of three exam papers.
COSTS: The course fee includes compulsory course pack, Almanac and examination fees. Learners are also required to bring/purchase some basic navigation equipment e.g. a compass and Portland plotter (which can normally be purchased online for approximately £20). Any optional publications or materials will also be an additional cost.
Maximum class size is 12