Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore Theory



With the ongoing issues relating to Covid 19 and social distancing OneOcean now offer the RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachmaster Theory Course as a blended course of distance online learning, Zoom/Meets, and email instruction. We run this on a 1:1 basis at £450 per person.

If you are interested in this option whilst the uncertainty in the UK then do contact us either by phone or email and we can arrange your course for you.

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 Coastal Skipper 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 can be covered as a series of short sessions, as an intensive week-long course, or by distance learning. It allows some time for revision of the basics and then moves on to advanced navigation techniques.


Pre Course Experience Essential: Navigation to Day Skipper Theory standard
Recommended: Some practical experience.
Assumed knowledge Knowledge equivalent to Day Skipper Shorebased Course
Price £450. One-to-one: £700
Duration 6 days or 3 weekends or weekends & evenings by arrangement
Minimum Age No minimum age.
Course content includes
  • 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
Assessment 3 exams – Chartwork, Meteorology and a General Paper
RYA Fees None
Course Dates Contact us for dates.
How to Book Call us on (01656) 880033 or email us to book your course.