Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Theory (Classroom)

Take your sailing knowledge to the next level!

This comprehensive course will expand your knowledge in all areas of sailing and navigation and help you to develop the theoretical knowledge to copy with plain sailing and to make sound decisions when things go wrong on coastal waters by day or night. There is one common theory course to cover both the Coastal Skipper and subsequent Yachtmaster Practical courses.
This is a 40 hour course that ideally should be completed prior to the Coastal Skipper Practical Course so you will be able to put the theory into practice as you head offshore. You will find this course invaluable if you want to learn how to navigate a coastline and make sound decisions onboard.

The location: We offer a classroom based theory course delivered in the modern, comfortable premises of The Navigator Chart room located at Swanwick, Hamble.

Accomodation available at The Navigator

Ability After Course: You will have the theoretical knowledge to undertake the RYA Coastal Skipper Course or Yachtmaster Preperation.


  • Position fixing
  • Passage preparation & planning
  • Causes of tides / tidal anomalies
  • Pilotage
  • Restricted visibility
  • Port entries
  • GPS - advanced techniques
  • Customs regulations
  • Charter plotter
  • Raster & Vector charts
  • Echo Sounders & Logs
  • Magnetic Compass
  • Radar fixes
  • Rising & dipping distances
  • Tidal curves
  • Computation of rates
  • Advanced meteorology
  • Collision regulations
  • Engineering
  • Safety at sea
  • Maintenance
  • Lights & light characteristics

Duration:  The classroom based course is offered as a 6 day intensive classroom based course - 9am to 5pm

Prior experience and training: A minimum of the RYA Dayskipper course is recommended.

Price:  £360

Next Course Dates:

22nd - 27th Jan

To book call Dave on: 07506 122584

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