RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtsmaster Offshore

Once you have completed the RYA Day Skipper Theory shorebased course you can then advance to the RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster theory course, this builds on the knowledge already acquired in the shorebased Day Skipper course. The Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster theory course is targeted towards sailors and motor boaters who are interested in the more advanced passages, i.e offshore or night-time.

This course is a must for those looking to work towards taking the RYA Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster Offshore practical exams.

Course Overview

This intensive course covers the subjects below: There is a small amount of time factored into the course for revision of subjects covered in the RYA Day Skipper Theory course but we recommend that you have revisited and thoroughly understood the knowledge you acquired at Day Skipper level and that you learn/revisit the Collision Regulations prior to attending.

During the course you will sit three exams: one on navigation, one on meteorology and one on the Collision Regulations, upon successfully completing these examinations and will be awarded the RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory Certificate.

Advanced coastal and offshore navigation course covering:

  • Pilotage
  • Meteorology
  • Stability
  • Collision Regulations
  • Electronic navigation aids such as GPS and chart plotters


  • 5 days - Monday to Friday 1700 – 2100 (includes exam)

Previous Experience Required

  • Navigation to RYA Day Skipper theory level.
  • Practical sailing or motorboat experience.


  • All course materials including RYAYachtmaster  course notes book.
  • Pen, Pencil & note paper.
  • Accommodation, breakfast, lunch, tea and coffee.

Not included

  • Navigation equipment plotter, dividers - available to buy.
  • Evening meals.
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