Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore OnLine Course


Pre-requisites … Participants will require Day Skipper Theory knowledge.

Course is delivered by Navathome, a RYA Recognised Training Centre specialising in online training.

  • The coastal / Yachtmaster theory covers both coastal skipper and Yachtmaster offshore and is what is required to take the RYA Coastal Skipper or the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore.

Yachtmaster Coastal Theory Syllabus

Chart Basics … How to use the chart and check chart datum. Checking and making chart corrections.

Compass variation and deviation … Variation and deviation explained using animated drawings and sketches.
Solving problems of healing error and dip.

All about tides … Tidal terminology. Using tide tables advanced. Using and working out secondary port information. Using and applying time zones. Tidal stream and the tidal stream atlas. Working with tidal diamonds. Using the computations of rates graph.

Position fixing … Dead reckoning and working up an estimated position taking into account tides and leeway. Techniques for visual fixing.

Course to steer … How to work out and plot a compass course to steer taking into account tides, leeway, time zones and computation of rates.

Electronic aids to navigation … Includes the free Navathome radar sim, use of GPS, chart navigation systems, AIS and much more.

Electronic chart plotting … Includes using the RYA chart plotter simulator included with the RYA course pack. How to use NMNE data.

Passage planning … Regulations. Planning, routines and watch systems. Execution and monitoring a passage.

Visual aids to navigation … Buoyage and lights. Leading lines and lights. Distance off by rising and dipping.

Pilotage … Leading lines and transits. Clearing bearings. Pilot plans and restricted visibility.