Yachtmaster Theory Overview:
The RYA ‘Yachtmaster’ Shorebased Course is a theory course for more advanced boaters, it gives you the knowledge to skipper a boat across the channel.
The course is suitable for powerboaters and sailors, for those looking to undertake journeys further afield, or achieve further practical qualifications.
Chartwork and position plotting techniques
Plotting courses to steer, taking into account the influences of wind and tide
Electronic navigation and current technologies in instrumentation.
International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea
Tidal heights and streams, how they affect us and how to predict them.
Pilotage and visual navigation around harbours and coastal areas
students should have prior knowledge to ‘Dayskipper’ level.
You should have experience of being on a boat in coastal waters.
When can I do it:
We publish course dates on our home page. If you have a group then we can arrange dates to suit. If the published scheduled dates aren’t suitable for you please let us know as we can also arrange courses over split weekends, subject to demand.
The ‘Yachtmaster’ Theory course costs £385 and includes everything you need.
You can bring your own navigation kit along to use or discuss.