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  • Yachtmaster & Coastal Theory

    Yachtmaster & Coastal Theory

Now Booking for  2023

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 Need help brushing up your techniques before your practical exam? We do one on one refreshers and coaching too! £POA


The RYA Yachtmaster & coastal Theory Course delivers advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course. This course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages, concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills.

This course usually lasts six days, a total of 40 hours study PLUS three exam papers. It can be covered as a series of short sessions, or as an intensive week-long course. We are open to discusing your requirements. It is recommended that you have passed this course before taking an RYA Yachtmaster Practical Exam.

To book choose a date in the calender on the right or if you can't see a date call us on 07834733323

The course is normally taught by our principal instructor who has over 50,000 miles sailing offshore, including Atlantic crossings.

At Jolly Roger Sailing we use the RYA training materials and try to integrate your lessons with real charts and almanacs so you get a feel for the equipment you will be using on your own boat.

Course Topics Include:

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  • Position fixing
  • Course shaping and plotting
  • Tidal knowledge
  • Use of almanacs and admiralty publications
  • Electronic position finding equipment
  • Taking and interpreting forecasts
  • Plotting weather systems
  • Weather predictions using a barometer and by observation
  • Collision regulations
  • Customs and excise regulations for cruising abroad
  • The course allows some time for revision of the basics and then moves on to advanced navigation techniques.

£379 includes the cost of the RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore Student
Pack worth £39.00. Student packs include assessment papers, course notes, exercises, electronic navigation resource, practice charts and certificate of satisfactory completion. Also included is the RYA Training Almanac worth £8.49. You will need bring a navigation plotter and dividers, we can order these for you at a cost of £25. You will also need to bring stationaries such as pens, pencils, rubber and a note pad.


Deborah Boles via from Google Reviews

***** Stars

Roger has a tremendous wealth of experience and knowledge, about both sailing and teaching, which he brings to running his courses. I thoroughly enjoyed our yachtmasters course, which was both challenging and rewarding in equal measure. Roger makes the courses fun at the same time as being able to meet the needs of each individual on the course. I feel confident about, and look forward to putting into practise, the things we have learned. I highly recommend the courses that Jolly Roger offers. Thank you Roger!

Howard Kay via Google Reviews

***** Stars

Roger was an excellent teacher on our recent virtual Yachtmaster theory course. Whilst I’ve sailed for years the way he taught retained my interest whilst also informed both new, theoretical sailors and one of the other students looking to get his commercial ticket. Highly recommend and, once normality returns, intend to meet Roger in person to refresh my VHF knowledge.

Our teaching will take place normally at Hythe Community Centre. or Hythe Marina, both are only a two-minute walk from Hythe Ferry which gives easy access to the mainline railway station in Southampton. There is a café in the centre, or alternatively, there are sandwich shops and coffee shops close by. We will provide tea and coffee, but please bring or expect to buy some lunch. We will only have 30 minutes break for lunch as well as a coffee break in the morning and afternoon. If you require a list of B&B accommodation in Hythe please feel free to ask.



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