RYA Coastal Skipper/ Yachtmaster Shorebased Courses


Run during the Autumn and Winter months

Previous Experience

None essential but it would be an advantage to have completed the Day Skipper Theory.

Course Details

This is the theory course required for both RYA Coastal Skipper and RYA Yachtmaster qualifications.

Venue: Carsington Sailing Club

DATES:  Not yet decided for 2017/18

Cost for the 2017/18 Course: To be published.

Below is a section adapted from the RYA website which outlines the basis of the course.

This course will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore practical exams, concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills.

As with the Day Skipper shorebased course, the RYA’s specially designed chart plotter software will be used during the course to give you a realistic taste of modern electronic navigation.

The course at Carsington are generally taught during the Autumn and Winter period as a series of 20 plus evening sessions including three exam papers.

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
  • customs and excise regulations for cruising abroad

It allows some time for revision of the basics and then moves on to advanced navigation techniques. 




Booking Information

To book a place on a course please contact Marie Thornton on 01629 540609, email her or visit the Club in person (Wednesday to Sunday).

Training Course Dates

Please contact the club for dates and availability.