Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Theory Course
This is an advanced course in navigation and meteorology for more experienced skippers and particularly to prepare candidates for Yachtmaster examinations. It includes revision of some aspects of the day skipper shore-based course syllabus but is wider in scope and treats the subject matter in much more depth. It provides all the theoretical knowledge needed to skipper and navigate a yacht safely in tidal waters, inshore or offshore, by day or night.
You will join a small group of other students with similar interests and share the enjoyment of learning new skills. The lessons are interactive so you will have time to complete exercises yourself in class and take part in discussions. There is some homework set after each session and we go over any difficulties at the beginning of the following session. On successful completion of the examination at the end of the course you will be awarded the RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Shorebased course certificate.
Good knowledge of the subject at day skipper level is essential before starting this course.
Yours to Keep:
RYA student pack comprising practice charts, Yachtmaster Course Notes booklet, RYA Exercises, RYA Electronic
Chart Plotter code for download.
Elite Sailing Course Presentation USB memory stick. This is a complete audio-visual course presentation plus other
useful resources – all on a USB flash memory stick produced by the Elite Sailing school. Its in modular form and you
can run it on PC or Mac. Its invaluable to help with homework and provides a permanent asset for revision.
RYA Training Almanac
Additional items needed:
Portland Plotter and Dividers. For 6 days and 3 -weekend courses at Chatham these are available on free loan for
the duration of the course. For evening classes students must have their own plotter and dividers. They are available
for sale at £25 per set. You can pay for these with the course booking or on arrival on the first evening.