RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased Course

Duration: 40 hours / 6 days including 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:

Contact us:


Tel: +44 (0) 1202 406066

Our Location:

Powerboat & Jetski Courses: Port of Poole Marina

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