Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased Course

Advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper 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.

As with the Day Skipper shorebased course, the RYA’s specially designed chart plotter software will be used during the course to give you a realistic taste of modern electronic navigation.


Students in the southern hemisphere can take advantage of the southern hemisphere version of our training materials, ensuring that your course is relevant to you.

The course is taught over 40 hours with three exam papers. It can be covered as a series of short sessions, as an intensive week-long course, or by distance learning.

Course topics include:

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.

Don't forget the RYA packs are included in our course fee.


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