RYA Yacht master / Coastal skipper shorebased theory at Largs

RYA Yachtmaster theory shorebased course at Largs in Scotland.
Yachtmaster theory and shorebased course in navigation at Largs

The RYA Yachtmaster theory shorebased course is a comprehensive theory course for more experienced skippers building on the RYA Day Skipper theory course. This course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages.

This course will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the Yachtmaster Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore practical exams, concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills.

The course is taught over 40 hours with three exam papers.

Pre-course experience: Dayskipper theory certificate or equivalent knowledge.

Minimum age: 16

Course content:

  • position fixing
  • course shaping and plotting
  • tidal knowledge
  • use of almanacs and admiralty publications
  • electronic position 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
  • It allows some time for revision of the basics and then moves on to advanced navigation techniques.