RYA Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased Course

The RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster theory course is an advanced course for those wishing to skipper a yacht on longer coastal passages or for students working towards taking the RYA Coastal Skipper or RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Exams. RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster theory course is an intensive RYA course covering advanced navigation techniques including position fixing, course shaping and plotting, tidal knowledge and use of almanacs, Admiralty publications and electronic position finding equipment. The RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster theory course covers meteorology and includes the taking and interpretation of forecasts, plotting of weather systems and weather prediction using a barometer and by observation. RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster theory course candidates are shown how to use this information when planning and executing passage plans. This RYA theory course also covers Customs and Excise regulations for going and returning from abroad. The International Regulations for Preventing Collision at Sea are dealt with in detail. During the course students sit three exams. Successful students will be awarded the RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Theory Shorebased Certificate. The course is run on Monday evenings leading to a formal examination with papers on the Collision Regulations, Meteorology and Navigation/Chartwork.

Cost: £300* (24 weeks @ 2 hours per week)

Enrollment evening: Tuesday 3rd September 2019 - 19:30 until 21:00 Venue York Railway Institute Bar.

Course start date: Monday 23rd September 2019

* Please note. Cost is reduced to £270 for YCTC Day Skipper Theory certificated students returning within 3 years.

YCTC Forms


YCTC Committee

Chairman: Maggie Morris

Vice Chairman: Darren Rigg

Treasurer: Jill Salmons

Chief Shorebased Instructor: Paul Scaife

Member: Mike Wilson

Member : Gary Cameron

Member: Pete Richardson

Member: Mark Johnson

Member: Rod Swales

Member: Pat Igoe

YCTC Address

YCTC, C/O Gary Cameron

33 Railway Terrace


YO24 4BN


Contact Details

Name: Maggie Morris


Mobile: 07594 048909