RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster 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.






Course content

  • 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 regulations for cruising abroad

The course is taught over 40 hours with one extra assessment day (three exam papers). You may choose a series of 3 weekends or an intensive week-long course.


Ability after the course

This course will stretch your knowledge on navigation, allowing you to make sound decisions on navigational passage planning, position finding and regulation, both during daytime and during the night. This course is highly recommended for all who aim at achieving a Yachtmaster practical examination and the Yachtmaster Certificate of Competence.


What's included

  • All course materials including RYA Yachtmaster theory course notes
  • RYA Navigation handbook
  • RYA Weather handbook
  • Certificate when successfully passed the exam
  • Sandwich lunch and coffee/tea 
  • Free parking at our premises 


Supporting courses

We recommend the RYA Diesel Engine and RYA Radar and practical C-MASTERS courses, in particular Passage Planning and Navigation @ Night.


Supporting books

We recommend the RYA Sea Survival handbook and the RYA Navigation Exercises book.




Details of this course

Duration: 6 consecutive days or 3 weekends


Previous experience:  Practical sailing or motorboat experience


Assumed knowledge:  Knowledge of navigation to the level of Day Skipper or TKN


Number of students:   3


Cost:  595 euro


Course dates: 

  • Weekends 6+7+8 December and 17+18+19 January 
  • Weekends 31 January to 2 February and 13+14+15 March (only 2 places left)
  • Please enquire for alternative availablity dates.






Overview of all our RYA shorebased courses



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RYA online navigation courses


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+31 85 130 64 26


 Veerhaven 3

               4485 PL   Kats

               The Netherlands


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