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Coastal / Offshore
Online Theory Course
A challenging course which stretches you but backed up with excellent coaching and instructor support.
The RYA Yachtmaster online theory course takes your theory knowledge to the standard required for the Yachtmaster Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore practical exams.
This course advances your skills as a skipper of a yacht or motor boat, with an emphasis on navigation and passage planning for more complex coastal or offshore passages by day and night
Includes some time for the revision of Day Skipper subjects then moves on to cover a greater depth of knowledge and more advanced skills in navigation, pilotage & meteorology.
Successfully gaining your RYA Yachtmaster theory certificate will enable you to confidently work towards your Yachtmaster Coastal or Yachtmaster Offshore practical qualification.
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Unlimited support from our dedicated RYA Instructors - 365 days a year via email, phone or Skype/Zoom.
14-day unconditional money-back guarantee.
17 fully-narrated online lessons including animations, videos and realistic 3D graphics.
Embedded quizzes with instant feedback in each lesson.
14 self-assessment exercises with fully worked answers.
Over 50 downloadable or linked resources.
Videos covering: updating paper charts, engine checks, dismasting, jury rig, flood control, firefighting, gas explosions, capsize, lifejacket checks, how to put on a lifejacket and what happens when it inflates, man-overboard recovery, launching and boarding a liferaft.
Free Radar course.
RYA Student Pack (including 2 training charts, training almanac & course handbook).
Mock exams to prepare you for the real thing and give you the confidence to pass.
3 final online exams with detailed instructor feedback and free repeat attempts if requried.
RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased Theory Course Completion Certificate.
12 months access to study with instructor support and exams - you can extend this if you want.
Lifetime access to training materials once you’ve completed the course.
Plotter and divider
You’ll need a course plotter and chart-dividers to complete the chartwork exercises - if you don’t already have these you can purchase a top quality set from us for £28 when you place your order.
UK delivery is free. European delivery is £20, outside Europe delivery is £40.
You can start studying immediately as many of the lessons don’t rely on the printed support materials.
This course is accessed online with no additional software required.
Lessons are accompanied by optional professional narration, and notes.
They are intuitive and easy to follow, whilst more complex subjects are accompanied by interactive animations and graphics to help you gain a full knowledge of each subject in the course syllabus.
Detailed step-by-step workings for navigational or tidal calculations make it easy for you to follow along as we show you how to plot positions, make tidal height and stream calculations, etc
You can go over these again and again, and test your knowledge with regular quizzes throughout each lesson.
At the end of each lesson there is an excercise containg similar questions to the exam, with detailed and illustrated answers sent to you immediately to confirm your progress and fully prepare you for your mock and final exams.
You can repeat entire lessons and excercises as often as you wish until you are confident that you fully understand each subject.
When you have completed the course you can request mock and then final exams.
These are assessed by our RYA Instructors and detailed feedback is provided in any areas that may require further study within the course.
If you pass the final exams you will be awarded the RYA/MCA Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased Course Certificate, which will be posted to you.
Additional free resits, with suitable Instructor guidance, are available if required.
Impressively prompt and thorough feedback on all queries, tests, mock and real exams. Very high standards and you feel you have earned the Yachtmaster certificate.
Excellent course materials and high quality delivery. Very responsive and excellent instructor feedback
Does what it says on the tin and more. I was impressed how well the course managed to tackle teaching relatively complex skills in a logical and easy to understand way.
I found the Yachtmaster theory course to be really well structured and covered all of the syllabus in great detail. I was impressed by how well the course managed to tackle teaching relatively complex skills in a logical and easy to understand way.