RYA Day Skipper Theory Course
July 17, 2016
RYA First Aid
July 17, 2016

RYA Coastal/Yachtmaster Theory

Course Phone: 0117 929 1153

  • RYA Coastal/Yachtmaster Theory (Night School)
    October 30, 2016 - March 31, 2017
    8:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • RYA Coastal/Yachtmaster Theory (Night School)
    October 12, 2017 - February 22, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • RYA Coastal/Yachtmaster Theory
    May 12, 2018 - May 27, 2018
    9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • RYA Coastal/Yachtmaster Theory (Night School)
    October 17, 2018 - March 20, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • RYA Coastal/Yachtmaster Theory (Intensive)
    February 2, 2019 - February 17, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • RYA Coastal/Yachtmaster Theory (Intensive)
    May 24, 2019 - June 2, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • RYA Coastal/Yachtmaster Theory (Night School)
    October 16, 2019 - April 8, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:25 pm

The RYA Coastal Skipper/ Yachtmaster theory is advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course.

The course will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for RYA Coastal Skipper /Yachtmaster Offshore practical exams, concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills. This course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages. It allows time for revision of the basics and then moves on to advanced navigation techniques.

Or RYA Yachtmaster Theory courses are taught over 40 hours with three exam papers. It can be covered as a series of evening classes or as an intensive course over 6 days or 3 weekends. A comprehensive course pack is included, as well as two exercise charts, course handbook, and the course exercises work-book. We also provide FREE OF CHARGE a full size course plotter, brass dividers and the RYA Training Almanac, saving you £25.

Our evening courses are available to book online, if you wish to book an intensive course, please call us on 0117 929 1153.

The RYA Coastal Yachtmaster Theory course is also available as an online interactive course.

Assumed Knowledge:

RYA Day Skipper Theory

Course content:

Position fixing, Course shaping and plotting, advanced tidal knowledge, use of almanacs, admiralty & pilotage publications, electronic navigation, plotting weather systems, weather predictions and observations, using a barometer, collision regulations, customs regulations for cruising abroad, taking and interpreting weather forecasts

Ability after the course:

Able to safely plan day and night passages including offshore and inshore navigation

Course Duration:

40 Hours (plus homework)

Exam Duration:

3 Hours (Approx.)

Instructor / Student Ratio:


Course Materials Provided:

RYA YMAP Student Pack, including:

  • Course Notes
  • Course Exercises
  • Assessment Papers
  • RYA Training Chart 3
  • RYA Training Chart 4
  • Portland Plotter & Dividers Kit


Bristol Maritime Academy, Underfall Yard, Bristol, Bristol, City of, BS1 6XG, United Kingdom