Yachtmaster Online Course




The all new (January 2017) RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster online theory course is an advanced course that builds on the knowledge gained on the shorebased Day Skipper course. It is aimed at sailors and motor boaters who are looking to undertake more complex passages, perhaps offshore or at night. This course is a must for those looking to work towards taking the RYA Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster Offshore practical exams.

yachtmaster_online courseThis online Yachtmaster course is an intensive programme covering advanced navigation techniques, including position fixing, course shaping and plotting, tidal knowledge including secondary port calculations, navigation in restricted visibility, Admiralty publications and electronic position finding equipment.

The meteorology tuition within the course includes the taking and interpretation of forecasts, plotting of weather systems and weather prediction. Students are shown how to use this information when planning and executing passage plans. The International Regulations for Prevention of Collision at Sea are dealt with in detail and you will also learn more about yacht stability and safety offshore.

It is strongly recommended that students have a good grasp of theory subjects to Day Skipper standard and have thoroughly revised the Collision Regulations before taking the course.

Yachtmaster qualification with an RYA approved course

yachtmaster_pilotageThe animated lessons are not matched in any other online course.They are designed to make learning interesting and questions easy.

Assessment methods within the courses ensure student training is Evaluated, Validated and Recorded.

Some course are mainly narated videos and slidshows and to be honest, you may as well buy a book.

Ours are fully animtaed lessons with an optional voice over so you get the best of everything.

You will receive RYA Certification on satisfactory completion of the course.

The RYA Coastal/Yachtmaster course costs £300.00 and is provided by Navathome, a RYA Recognised Training Centre specialising in online training, and includes: a course pack consisting of training charts, exercises pack, Yachtmaster shorebased booklet, an electronic navigation download and your certificate, which is normally priced at £40.00. Plus a Training Almanac normally priced at £7.49 (Day Skipper/Yachtmaster).

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The cost of the course is £300


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

There is a Six months initial access period. In the unlikely event that you will need an extension, there is an option to extend as many times as you like until you pass your assessment. The cost of administrating each 6 month extension, beyond the initial 6 months, is £30.

(click here for) Full RYA Yachtmaster course syllabus

(click here for) Further information about Online courses

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