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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.


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

Time: 09.15-17.00

Minimum standard: Knowledge to RYA Day Skipper Theory standard

Minimum Age: 16yrs.

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