This is an advanced course in navigation, Rules of the Road and meteorology, covering the syllabus for the RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased Certificates. The syllabus makes some provision for revision of subjects covered in the elementary course but those who have not acquired the knowledge set out in the Day Skipper Course are unlikely to assimilate all the subjects covered in the advanced course in the time available.

The subject areas covered include:

  • Navigation including position fixing, estimated and dead reckoned positions.
  • Magnetic compass.
  • Tides and tidal Streams.
  • Pilotage and passage planning.
  • Electrical Navigation aids (echo sounder, GPS, Chart Plotters, etc...).
  • Meteorology.
  • Rules of the Road.
  • Safety.

Weekly Evening Classes commence in October for 24 weeks.
Each class duration is of 2 hours.
Course Fee £260.00 + RYA Pack.

Five day intensive courses take place throughout the year.
Course fee £395.00 + RYA Pack.

Weekend courses are available throughout the year. Each course will operate over two weekends - all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and a fortnight later, all day Saturday and Sunday
Course fee £395.00 + RYA Pack.

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Hoylake Sailing School works in conjunction with several high quality practical schools to provide Practical Sail and Power Courses, usually undertaken the week following your shorebased course. Click here to see what practical courses are available through the RYA.

If you are undertaking this course as part of your training for the OOW (Yachts <3000gt) CoC, please be aware that the MCA now accept Yachtmaster Coastal CoCs as well as Yachtmaster Offshore CoCs. See this page of our website for further info