Yachtmaster Theory Course


Course Description


The RYA Coastal Skipper / YachtmasterTM online theory course is designed to give more experienced skippers the confidence to undertake longer and more complex passages which may involve sailing at night. The course is delivered fully online enabling you to complete it from the comfort of your own home and at your own pace.

All course materials are provided in a handy navigator’s bag: including paper charts, training almanac, shorebased notes, Portland plotter and dividers. Instructor support and the cost of the exams is also included in your course price.

The Coastal Skipper / YachtmasterTM syllabus builds on knowledge already gained at a Day Skipper level. This includes chartwork, collision regulations, tidal height calculations, tidal streams, pilotage and passage planning, meteorology, and electronic navigation techniques.

Next Steps

Completing this theory course enables you to undertake an RYA Coastal Skipper or RYA YachtmasterTM practical course, which is typically held over 5 days. It provides you with knowledge and confidence undertake more advanced passages, explore tranquil anchorages and visit foreign destinations. If your three exams are formally invigilated, you can also use it as a commercially-endorsed qualification and a stepping stone towards a career on the water.

About Sailing Course Online

This online theory course is delivered by our partner company, Sailing Course Online, who are a RYA Recognised Training Centre specialising in online training. The course content is specifically delivered for an online experience, with bite-sized modules, regular auto-marked tests, and full support from the instructors at Sailing Course Online whenever you need them.

By booking a RYA Coastal Skipper / YachtmasterTM online theory course you are agreeing to Sailing Course Online’s terms and conditions.