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Course provided by Pacific Sailing School
Located at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia.
Course certificate and materials included

RYA Theory Syllabus

RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Shorebased Course

  • 45 hours Part Time or full time
  • Knowledge equivalent to the shore based Day Skipper Course
  • Navigation to Day Skipper standard and practical experience
  • Understands the principles of navigating for coastal and offshore passages
  • Navigation, meteorology, collision avoidance, safety and passage planning
  • Please note: Our virtual RYA Coastal Skipper/yachtmaster courses and exams are conducted on line  –  the certificate will be issued un-invigilated. For most people this will not matter but for those wishing to move up the RYA/MCA qualification commercial ladder,  it means the course is invalid.

    If you require the exam Invigilated  (face to face examination) an additional fee of $200 per 4 hour session with 2 sessions required – cost shared if 2 persons attending the exam at the same time)

RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster

eLearning and Virtual Shorebased Theory Course

The RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster eLearning and Virtual Shorebased theory course build on the basics of navigation, meteorology and passage making taught in the RYA Day Skipper course. This advanced knowledge level is perfect for students wishing to progress to the RYA practical courses and the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Certificate of Competence.

It is an intensive course covering advanced navigation techniques including – position fixing, course shaping and plotting, tidal knowledge including secondary port calculations, navigation in restricted visibility, Admiralty publications and electronic position finding equipment. Meteorology includes getting and the interpretation of forecasts, the plotting of weather systems, weather prediction and electronic navigation.

You will learn to use all the available information when planning and executing passage plans. The International Regulations for Prevention of Collision at Sea are covered in detail, and we will also learn more about yacht stability and safety offshore.

It is strongly recommended that students have a good grasp of theory subjects to Day Skipper standard and have a good knowledge of the collision regulations before attending.

Please note: RE Commercial application – The certificate will be issued un-invigilated. For most people, this will not matter but for those wishing to move up the RYA/MCA qualification commercial ladder you require the exam Invigilated (face to face examination) an additional fee of $200 per 4-hour session with 2 sessions required)

You can not sit the assessments until you have completed the course, so this can be organised after enrollment with the PSS office.

 

SPECIAL OFFER 

BOOK RYA COASTAL SKIPPER / YACHTMASTER OFFSHORE eLearning AND VIRTUAL THEORY COURSE AND THE 5 DAY PRACTICAL AT THE SAME TIME – RECEIVE A $139 DISCOUNT ON THE THEORY AND A 5% DISCOUNT ON THE PRACTICAL! 

E-LEARNING AND VIRTUAL THEORY COURSE:

The blended e-learning and virtual course includes 12 modules and is blended with six – three-hour virtual sessions.

Revisit exercises at any time, ask questions, your eLearning instructor can help ensure you are using these skills whenever you are skippering and passage planning for your next adventures.  The online course can be completed at your own pace and revisited to refresh at any time in the future.

During the virtual sessions, the more challenging topics are taught to increase your knowledge in advance of completing the e-learning questions. This can enable a deeper understanding and help to reduce the time to complete the exercises. In addition, the instructor adds to the course with real life examples of the subjects covered.

This unique course is accessible from anywhere in the Southern Hemisphere. The virtual training sessions are run from 1800 to 2100 (Sydney time) midweek evenings this is the course for you. The course is first class and delivered by our expert RYA Yachtmaster Instructors.

Price

  • Elearning and Virtual training:  $1495
  • E-learning course only: $750

Included

  • Enrolment in our partner, Above & Beyond Boating RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster e-learning course and Pacific Sailing School Virtual training.
  • Express posted training materials that include – RYA Coastal Skipper Shorebased Course Notes, RYA Training Almanac and RYA Chart 5 & 6.