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Yacht Master Theory

Length- 6 Days or 3 Weekends

Cost- £440 Classroom

£325 Online

Max Instructor Ratio- 1:6 

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.


The course is taught over 40 hours with three exam papers. It allows some time for revision of the basics and then moves on to advanced navigation techniques. 


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


This can be taken as a 6 day course, or over 3 weekends or online


We can also arrange for one-to-one tuition on certain courses. Contact us for prices and availability

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