Yachtmaster Theory Course

Yachtmaster Theory is a sea navigation course.  Understand charts and planning a passage with the tides and weather with safety.

Official name – RYA Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Offshore Theory Shorebased Course

Next Course Dates – 2 x 3 days intensively – you need to attend all 6 days

Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th March 2018


Friday 30th March – Sunday 1st April 2018

Trainer – Simon Chapman

Course cost £320 plus RYA assessment pack of £39 – A total of £359.00

Contact us if you have any questions or click here to book online

If anyone in your party has any kind of disability or special need then our classrooms have ramp access, projector and screens and a hearing loop facility.  You can also park right outside and the toilet facilities are disability friendly.

About the Yachtmaster Theory Course –

Advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper level of experience.  This course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages.

This essential 40 hour navigation course will take your theory knowledge to the next level.  The Yachtmaster Theory course also prepares you for the standard required for the Yachtmaster Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore practical exams, concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills.

There are three exam papers with this course.

Pre-requisites for the course –

Prior knowledge required – either RYA Day Skipper Theory or knowledge of navigation to this level

Course Syllabus –

  • 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.

This RYA Yachtmaster Theory course would be based here in Mylor Yacht Harbour, near Falmouth, Cornwall in our large classroom.  Portland Plotters and Dividers are provided for your use during the course.  If you would like to purchase your own set you can do so from Mylor Chandlery via their Amazon shop and get it delivered straight to you or you can buy direct from their shop in the harbour.  The price is approximately £18.00 for the set.

There is more information on the RYA website if required or please do not hesitate to get in touch for any further questions you may have.