About the RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore Theory Course
This is an advanced course in navigation and meteorology.
The RYA Yachtmaster qualification is the gold standard of skipper training and is highly respected worldwide. Anyone seeking to become an RYA Coastal Skipper, RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Skipper, or RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Skipper, is required to have broad theoretical knowledge and a high level of practical skill.
With a strong emphasis on passage making, this e-learning course will build upon your existing knowledge and experience to prepare you for longer passages at sea. You will be trained to take a ‘Yachtmaster’ approach to planning and implementation on your boating adventures.
To study this course you need the knowledge attained from the Day Skipper Theory Course or have an experienced background in cruising or offshore racing. This course is not suitable for beginners – it is aimed at candidates wishing to navigate coastal and offshore passages.
The structure of learning has been developed with decades of experience delivering Yachtmaster tuition worldwide. You will learn how to apply a high standard of seamanship and navigation skills whenever you go to sea, whether that is on board a sailing yacht or motor cruiser.
“What will I learn in this advance navigation and meteorology course?”
This e-learning course has been developed by Above & Beyond Boating. The course content covers the RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore Syllabus.
The RYA course framework has been used with Australian and International scenario-based case studies to ensure you finish the course with the confidence to undertake coastal passages.
The RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore course build upon the navigation, meteorology, and passage making that is delivered in the RYA Day Skipper Theory Course. This RYA training course will introduce new topics and develop a deeper understanding of familiar topics. All units of this course have assumed prior knowledge of the RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Course.
Once you have completed the twelve units of study, there are three assessment papers to complete in the online course. There is a Chartwork assessment, IRPCS assessment, and a Passage Making assessment.
When you have submitted an assessment attempt, it will be marked by a course instructor, and you will be provided with feedback. If you do not pass your assessment on your first attempt, we will provide feedback to help you prepare for another attempt. You can re-sit an exam again when you are ready.
Formal exam invigilation is required if you intend to gain an MCA large yacht qualification, such as the Officer of the Watch or Master 3000. Should you require a formal exam, we can assist with finding an RYA Training Centre in Australia, or internationally, to invigilate.
“What’s included in the course?”
Your essential reference book! It includes enhanced sections on weather, navigation, pilotage, voyage planning, and special situations when afloat.
These resources have been developed to give you exposure to the skippering challenges you could encounter anywhere your qualification could take you. You will experience changes in buoyage systems, time zones, extreme tidal flows, navigate under bridges and over sand bars.
2B pencil & eraser so that you’re equipped for your next adventure and beyond.
Your account has a grade book and unlimited opportunity to return to lessons and reinforce your learning, even after you have completed a unit or passed the final assessments.