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Learn to sail with a RYA (Royal Yachting Association) recognised sailing school, what ever your course - Competent crew, Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper Top Cat Cruising School is a great way to learn the practical side of sailing. With only full-time professional instructors and only 4 students per course you get more instructor time for your money... find out more >>>

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Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster

Course Content

Module1 - Paper and electronic Charts
Module 2 - Tidal heights and streams
Module 3 - Dead reconing, position & course to steer
Module 4 - Understanding the weather
Module 5 - Pilotage IRPCS, Clean seas
Module 6 - Stability, Seamanship and safety at sea.

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RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Course


The pack?


The pack contents

  • A CD 
  • Plotter
  • Dividers
  • Training Almanac
  • Exercise book
  • Chart Symbols book
  • Day Skipper shore based notes
  • Two practice charts
  • Two! RYA Electronic chart simulators


Once you start a course you need back up quickly - for marking of modules  and if you are struggling with a subject.

With SeaNavigate you don't struggle; - you ask! You can contact us 7 days a week by telephone (0930 - 1630 GMT), fax or email and we will guide you through the problem. At busy times we aim to get back to you within the day.


There is a time limit of one year set on the course, this helps us to cope with students marking needs, but more importantly, it helps the student focus. It is best to complete the course in a period of around three to four months.


Exercises can be returned for marking via post or email and in some cases by fax. We try to check your work and send comments back within the day, but this is not always possible. At busy times this may take a little longer.

Exam Sheets

On completion of all modules, you are sent three exam sheets, one to cover chart work and the other seamanship. On correct completion of these we will send you an "RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Shore Based Certificate". Don't worry about exams! I will not let you take it if you are not ready. We will both know how you are doing through the course work and if you are weak in an area at the end of the course, I simply send you some more exercises before the exams as a revision. 

If you are taking this course as part of a professional qualification, then your exams must be invigilated, but if not you can just do them at home


Course Preview

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Course Price

The Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Shore Based Correspondence Course costs £340 for all listed materials and limitless support. If you don't need all the kit? tell us and we will reduce the price accordingly


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RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Course


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