The RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Theory Course is is an advanced course aimed towards students who wish to skipper a yacht on longer coastal passages or who are working towards taking the Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster Offshore practical exams. It requires knowledge equivalent to the RYA Day Skipper Theory Course and some practical experience is also recommended.
The RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Theory Course covers:
The standard course is run over six consecutive days or two long weekends from 9.00am to 5.30pm or you can complete it online. We also run this course over evenings from October to April. Towards the end of the course you will be given three assessment papers to complete, the first on chartwork and tides, the second on passage making and the third on the collision regulations. We strongly recommended that you revise the Rules of the Road before attending the course and that you brush up on your chartwork in order to get the most out of the teaching time. We can also run this course to suit your individual needs (see the link to bespoke courses).
All equipment to complete the course will be provided. You just need to bring a notepad. Tea and coffee is included and you can get lunch from the deck cafe on site or in the village which is a short walk away.
To help our students after the course you will be provided with a Coastal Skipper Yachtmaster Theory post course revision pack together with a service to answer your queries by e-mail.
These are a few of the questions we get asked by people booking on the RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Theory Course. If you have any further queries or are unsure whether this is the course for you, please call us on 01243 432485 or 07702 842190 and we will be only too happy to chat to you.
What time does the course start and finish?
Typically we start at 9.00am and finish at about 5.30pm each day with an hour break for lunch
What is included in the course fee?
The price includes all course materials to be able to complete the course and exam fees. Plotters and dividers are provided for the duration of the course except for evening classes when you will need to provide your own.
What do I need to bring?
You just need to bring a notepad with you (ideally A4 size).
Where is the course held?
It will be held at one of our classroom in Emsworth Yacht Harbour, Thorney Road, Emsworth, Hants PO10 8BP
What qualifications or experience do I need to complete the RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Theory Course
You need to have the knowledge equivalent to the Day Skipper Theory Course to be able to attend this course. As a guide you need to be able to:
Are there any exams?
There are three assessment papers which are completed towards the end of the course:
We offer flexibility in completing the papers, so on the rare occasions where you feel you need more time to prepare for them we allow you to complete them at a later date.
What qualification will I get once I have completed the course
On successful completion of the course you will be issued with the RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Shorebased Certificate.
How many people will there be on the course?
We have a maximum of 9 people on a course, though usually the numbers are smaller than this.
Do I need to do the RYA Coastal skipper / Yachtmaster Shorebased Course
If you need to obtain the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate of Competence or the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence then it is a requirement that you have the shorebased course certificate.
How do I book
Just click on the book now button or if you need any further information, please call us on 01243 432485.