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 with 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.
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.
£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.
Our teaching will take place normally at Hythe Community Centre. http://www.hythecommunity.org.uk. 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.