RYA Coastal Yachtmaster theory

Coastal Yachtmaster theory  £395

Classroom:  SIGN UP FOR AUTUMN WEEKEND OR EVENING CLASSES STARTING October. 

Courses run from our dedicated classroom at Plymouth Yacht Haven.

To Book or find out more:  Give us a call on 01752 213121 or click on our calendar dates below.  Price includes RYA Course pack and materials.  Extras, Portland Plotter and Divider set.  Lots of free parking.

 

Format:  6 days or 3 weekends, 18 evenings 7 – 9.30

This is the NEW Yachtmaster Coastal  course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages.  It allows some time for revision at Day Skipper level continuing onto advanced navigation techniques and exercises on the interactive chart plotter.   The extension allows for the extra passage making exercises which includes an element of student planning time.

Prices include course books, charts and course packs (as required), hire of Portland plotters.  Purchase portland plotter and divider sets for £28.

 

 

 

 

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COASTAL YACHTMASTER

Classroom:  SIGN UP FOR AUTUMN WEEKEND OR EVENING CLASSES STARTING October. 

Courses run from our dedicated classroom at Plymouth Yacht Haven.

To Book:  Give us a call on 01752 213121 or click on our calendar dates below.  Price includes RYA Course pack and materials.  Extras, Portland Plotter and Divider set.

Format:  3 weekends, 18 evenings 7- 9.30, 6 days intensive.

This is the NEW Yachtmaster Coastal  course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages.  It allows some time for revision at Day Skipper level continuing onto advanced navigation techniques and exercises on the interactive chart plotter.   The extension allows for the extra passage making exercises which includes an element of student planning time.

Prices include course books, charts and course packs (as required), hire of Portland plotters.  Purchase portland plotter and divider sets for £28.

Course topics include:

Chart projections, symbols, corrections and datum
Latitude and longitude, position fixing, position lines
Direction, compass variation and deviation.
IRPCS Tide causes, springs and neaps, tide tables
Tidal heights, standard & secondary ports, high and low water curves
Tidal streams, diamonds, atlas, computation of rates
Navigation: DR, EP, leeway, CTS, ETA, ETD and ETE
Pilotage: IALA buoyage, leading and clearing lines, lighthouses, sectored lights, dipping distances
Meteorology: weather forecasting, highs and lows, passage of a frontal depression, synoptic charts, fog, sea breeze and local effects
Safety equipment and procedures
Stability
GPS and chart plotters
Passage planning and the role of the skipper

Prerequisite of taking this course: All students should be able to work up an estimated position taking into account tidal offset and drift and leeway, and be able to calculate a course to steer prior to the course.

The Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Shore based has 3 assessment papers, a navigational paper, IRPCS and weather. This is the advanced course in navigation and meteorology.