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The RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory course revisits, develops and builds upon the skills from the shore-based day skipper course. By the end of the week you should have advanced your theoretical knowledge sufficiently to skipper a yacht on coastal passages by day and night.

Key learning points: position fixing, course shaping and plotting, tidal knowledge, use of alamanacs and admiralty publications, electronic position finding equipment, taking and interpreting forecasts, plotting weather systems, weather predictions using a barometer.

This course is classroom based.

The Next Steps: This course provides the background knowledge required to undertake the RYA Coastal Skipper practical course.

Please bring with you:



2B pencils (chartwork)

Plotters - Available to purchase at the centre on arrival

Dividers - Available to purchase at the centre on arrival

Recommended Reading

International Regulations for Prevention of Collisons at Sea (G2)

RYA Navigation Book (G6)

RYA Navigation Exercises (G7)

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Course Information

Duration: 6 days over 3 weekends

Time: 09.15-17.00

Minimum standard: Knowledge to RYA Day Skipper Theory standard

Minimum Age: 16yrs.

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