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Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore Theory

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™ Offshore practical exam, concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills.

Pre course experience:  Day skipper theory

Assumed knowledge:  To the level of Day Skipper theory


Minimum duration:  40 hours plus three exam papers. It can be covered as a series of short sessions, as an intensive week-long course, or by distance learning.

Minimum age:  16

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 excise regulations for cruising abroad

Cost:  $675pp

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