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This course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages. It allows time for revision of the basics and then moves on to advanced navigation techniques.


The course will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for Coastal Skipper /Yachtmaster Offshore practical exams, concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills.












The course is taught over 40 hours with three exam papers. It can be covered as a series of evening classes or as an intensive course over 3 weekends.  


A comprehensive course pack is included, as well as two exercise charts, course handbook, exercises work-book and the RYA chart plotter CD, we also provide free of charge a full size course plotter, brass dividers and the RYA almanac, saving you £25 if purchased separately.


For a little extra ‘ONE to ONE’ TUITION is also available, you’ll get tuition tailored to your needs, so your course can either be completed quickly or over a more relaxed period as your schedule allows.


….and finally, to help with home study and revision you have access to our on-line training resource containing over 60 training presentations.

Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore Theory

All necessary training aids including chart, plotter, dividers, course handbook and almanac, exercises and the RYA electronic chart plotter CD

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Subjects covered…..

- Plotting weather systems

- Weather predictions and observations

- Using a barometer

- Collision Regulations

- Customs regulations for cruising abroad

- Taking and interpreting weather forecasts

- Position fixing

- Course shaping and plotting

- Advanced tidal knowledge

- Use of almanacs

- Admiralty & pilotage publications

- Electronic navigation

This course covers navigating and managing a boat safely on coastal and offshore passages, topics include :

AVAILABLE BETWEEN JANUARY & APRIL 2017

If you find it difficult to attend our classroom courses, for a little extra one-to-one sessions can be arranged at times convenient to your schedule.


Single Student & Couples - £379 per person

+ £2.75 administration, registration and postage fee

You’ll get tuition tailored to your needs, so your course can either be completed quickly or over a more relaxed period as your schedule allows.

ONE TO ONE TUITION - only £379 per person

Single Student Tuition  Tuition for Couples View Course Dates + £2.75 administration, registration and postage fee

      2016/7 EVENING CLASSES  - only £295

      (Inc. almanac, plotter & brass dividers)



Course held over 20 evening sessions

between 7pm and 9pm in

Bradbury Hall, Henleaze and at Underfall Yard, Cumberland Basin.

Henleaze evening class starts Monday 17th October.

Cumberland Basin evening class starts Thrusday 20th October.

THREE WEEKEND COURSES -  Options from  £295


Course held over THREE weekends in Cumberland Basin next to Bristol’s floating harbour. All training materials are included.







1st Weekend  - Saturday 9.30-5.30 and Sunday 9.30-4.30

2nd Weekend - Saturday 9.30-5.30 and Sunday 9.30-4.30

3rd Weekend - Saturday 9.30-5.30 and Sunday 9.30-4.30


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