RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased Course

Duration: 40 hours / 5 days + exam time 


Who The Course Is Designed For

This course follows on from the Day Skipper course and builds on many of the subjects covered on that course, but in much more depth whilst also introducing many other new and equally important subjects. This course is aimed at those wishing to go onto complete the Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster practical courses and exams as well as the recreational boater wishing to widen their knowledge base. By the end of the course you should be equipped with the knowledge to navigate a yacht or powered craft in unfamiliar coastal and offshore waters during the day and night. 



Knowledge to the level of Day Skipper Shorebased

Information About The Yachtmaster Shorebased Classroom Course
YM Classroom.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.3 MB

Course Topics Include

  • Position fixing
  • Course shaping and plotting
  • Tidal knowledge
  • Use of almanacs and admiralty publications
  • Electronic positon finding equipment
  • Taking and interpreting forecasts
  • Plotting weather systems
  • Weather predictions using a barometer and by observation
  • Collision regulations
  • Customs and excise regulations for cruising abroad


 What We Provide

  • A qualified and experienced RYA Shorebased Yachtmaster instructor
  • Use of our classroom in Poole
  • As much tea & coffee as you can drink!
  • Training charts*
  • Plotter
  • Course handbook*
  • Exercises*
  • Assessment papers*
  • RYA Training Almanac
  • RYA Certificates for successful candidates

* Included in the Course Pack

Course prices:

Group Bookings:

Are you a crew, family or group of friends?

We specialise in running private RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore theory training for groups, friends, crew's and families therefore being able to offer you mutually viable dates to suit your schedule. The 6 days do not have to be consecutive! 

We charge one flat rate (+ course pack fee p.p.) for any number of students from 1-8. The more people that attend your course, the more cost effective it is for you! 

RYA Yachtmaster Theory Classroom Course  Duration   Course Fee inc.VAT 

Private/Bespoke Dates RYA Yachtmaster Theory Classroom Course for up to 8 people

5 days + exam time £1750.00 (+ course pack fees)

* RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore student pack includes:  RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased Notes, Weather Booklet, RYA Training Charts, Assessment papers, exercises & RYA certificate fee (assuming successful completion) 

Individual Bookings:

Our friends at Powerboat Training UK (Poole) run Yachtmaster Classroom courses open to individual bookings. Please see the link below for more information and online booking


Classroom Course Dates at Powerboat Training UK, Poole

Poole Lymington
 27th April - 1st May  20th - 25th April 2020
1st - 6th June 2020 1st - 6th June 2020
21st - 27th September 2020 21st - 27th September 2020
23rd - 28th November 2020 23rd - 28th November 2020

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Contact us:


Tel: +44 (0) 1202 024111

We DO want to talk to you, but if possible, pls email / send a WhatApp message for the quickest response as we are generally busy teaching... 

Our Locations:

Powerboat & Jetski Courses: Port of Poole Marina
Shorebased Courses: Romany Works, Poole

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Our Trading Names:

RYA Training Centre

Marine Education

'The Superyacht Jetski Specialists'

Superyacht PWC

Superyacht Marine Store

Marine Store EU