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)
International Regulations for Prevention of Collisons at Sea (G2)
RYA Navigation Book (G6)
RYA Navigation Exercises (G7)