RYA Yachtmaster Theory

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RYA Yachtmaster Theory

Event Details

This event finished on 18 November 2019

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.

Course Topics:

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.



Bookings are no longer available for this event.