RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Theory
Skills and knowledge for coastal and offshore navigation by night and day.
Completes all theory requirements to Yachtmaster standard.
The Coastal/Yachtmaster theory course is an advanced navigation, weather and collision regulations program.
To succeed well it requires prior knowledge to an equivalent of Day Skipper theory even though you may have
a lot of practical sailing experience.
You should be familiar with plotting CTS, COG, EPs,
knowledge of tidal heights, fall of tide,
working out projected depths for anchoring,
working out clearances under bridges, some
basic weather and a basic knowledge of the International Regulations
for Prevention of Collisions at Sea.
The Coastal Yachtmaster is only $675. This includes your RYA theory kit, personal tuition as required, exam and certificate but does not include navigation instruments.
A discount applies for multiple courses - see prices page for details.
Why you should choose this course
The objective of the RYA Coastal Yachtmaster theory course
is to develop your skills to undertake longer coastal passages by day or night.
It will also enable you to plan more complex passages in unfamiliar areas and to pilot
your vessel into unknown ports using navigational information. It is a course
that will take you to an outstanding level of knowledge and if you combine it with
the practical follow up your confidence will increase significantly and you will be well
on the way to a professional standard of skippering.
The syllabus includes:
Advanced Chart Work
Secondary Port Calculations
Course to steer including deviation and leeway
Advanced pilotage techniques
International Regulations for Prevention of Collisions at Sea
Safety including passage planning to SOLAS requirements and restricted visibility
The Coastal/Yachtmaster theory course is the
standard required for Coastal Yachtmaster,
Yachtmaster offshore and Yachtmaster Ocean
The course is made up of detailed exercises,
most of which are animated demonstrations.
Each exercise is followed by a set
of questions which you can answer online.
Once an answer is submitted feedback is
instant in the form of a detailed solution.
Some answers will be forwarded to your
instructor who will provide personal
feedback and help where required.
Once you have successfully completed the course you will
receive the RYA Certificate of Course Completion - Coastal Yachtmaster Theory.
You can book your Coastal Yachtmaster course on line and be working straight away on the
sections where the RYA pack is not needed. Your RYA pack, containing your
charts, RYA almanac, RYA course notes, and course plotter, will be posted
express post the same day. (Please note postage outside of Australia will incur an additional $60 for the additional cost of postage)
Your kit will include:
RYA Yachtmaster Course notes
2 x RYA practice Charts
RYA Hardcopy Exercises
RYA Chart Plotter Simulator
RYA Nautical Almanac
Online support and tuition
Why you should choose Navathome Australia.
Navathome is a specialist e-learning provider of RYA theory
We do not provide practical sailing courses so our full attention is given to providing online theory courses.
This means we can solely focus on your theory training needs.
It is a program that combines e-learning with personal contact and because you work at your own pace there is far more opportunity to succeed well.
The Navathome Australia suite of courses are professionally designed by fully
qualified RYA instructors with a background in e-learning and computer programming.
Copyright © 2010-2018Navathome.com.au. Navathome Australia is a family business based in Bunbury, Western Australia.
The School Principal is Don Punch who is an RYA Yachtmaster instructor and has a Master Class 5 for power and sail.