Fastrack To RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore Theory (Online)

$5,000.00

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Fastrack To RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore Theory

This course has been compiled for those with some theory and practical knowledge but no formal tuition.
Although it can be completed by a novice without any previous experience, it is not advised. The Day Skipper revision section of the course is self test and the time to complete it depends on your current level of knowledge. The Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore section of the course takes approximately 40-50 hours with a long assessment of 3 parts (IRPCS:1.5 hours, Passage Making A:1.5 hours and Passage Making B:2 hours). These can be taken in one sitting or as 3 separate papers.

 

This course builds on the knowledge learnt on the RYA Day Skipper Theory course and is a prelude to the RYA Coastal Skipper Practical Course. or RYA Yachtmaster Coastal or RYA Yachtmaster Offshore exams.  This course concentrates on advanced navigation and meteorology skills and is aimed at sailors who are looking to undertake more complex, longer distance passages.

Along with the course pack your get access to an advanced electronic chart plotter specifically for use on training courses, giving you a realistic insight into electronic navigation which is an integral part of the course.

The course is delivered by Navathome, a RYA Recognised Training Centre specialising in online training.  To get a feel for the course click here for a free trial.  You will be supported by our training centre qualified instructors on behalf of Navathome.com.  To complete the course there are two exam papers taken on-line that can be invigilated by a suitably qualified person or an RYA instructor if the qualification is to be used commercially, otherwise the papers are done without invigilation.

The course is made available for a 6 month period. Should you need to extend this for a subsequent 6 month period an administrative fee of $500 will be levied.

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Contact us for any questions on the Yachtmaster Online Theory course!

Pre-requisites

Prior experience and knowledge to the Day Skipper practical and Day Skipper Online Theory level is mandatory. Open to ages 16 and up.

Course Duration

The online theory course takes approximately 60 hours, students progress at their own pace.

RYA Certification

Successful completion of this course will earn you the RYA Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Offshore Theory certificate.

Registration

Please read the Navathome Terms & Conditions and the Navathome Data Protection Policy prior to booking as they outline all details of the booking with Navathome.

Note that there is a short delay after registration before you can begin your training as your Course Pack must be mailed to you.

What is Included?

  • Access to the online course with Navathome for a period of 6 months.  Access can be extended for a longer period with an administration fee $500 to Navathome.
  • A course pack including a chart, course handbook, exercises and an electronic chart plotter simulator download. Course packs are mailed out after registration and usually delivered to Canadian addresses within 5-10 business days. Note that students must have their own Breton plotter and dividers, as these are not supplied at this level.
  • The course is fully compatible with any PC or OS operating system and any major browser.
  • Email support from one of Navathome’s instructors.
  • RYA certification issued by Navathome upon successful completion of the course.

Inclusive

 

  • Free plotter and brass dividers
  • Free mini radar simulator
  • RYA almanac included
  • RYA Coastal /Yachtmaster course pack
  • 6 months initial access extendable
  • Access to revision lessons after completion
  • Animated sketches on boat control
  • Online assessment for RYA Coastal / Yachtmaster certificate
  • Instructor support seven days a week
  • Invigilated assessments if required

 

Course Curriculum

The Yachtmaster Online Theory is a highly informative course with many interactive exercises to help reinforce the information and lots of chances to try out what you’ve learned. Instructors at Navathome are on standby to help answer any questions by email if you get stuck!

Just some of the topics included in the course:

  • How to use the chart and check chart datum, including checking and making chart corrections.
  • Variation and deviation.
  • Solving problems of heeling error and dip.
  • Advanced use of tide tables, secondary ports, tidal stream atlases, computation of rates, etc.
  • Dead reckoning and working up an estimated position taking into account tides and leeway with techniques for visual fixing.
  • How to work out and plot a compass course to steer taking into account tides, leeway, time zones and computation of rates.
  • Includes the free Navathome radar simulation, use of GPS, chart navigation systems, AIS and much more.
  • Includes using the RYA chart plotter simulator included with the RYA course pack.
  • Passage planning for extended voyages, deck routines and watch systems, execution and monitoring of a passage.
  • Navigation aids including buoyage and lights, leading lines and transits, measuring distance off by rising and dipping, clearing bearings, pilotage plans.
  • Navigation and collision regulations in restricted visibility.

 

 

* You will require the following equipment:

  • Access to a computer or tablet device with internet connection.

RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore Syllabus

Chart basics
How to use the chart and check chart datum.
Checking and making chart corrections.
Compass variation and deviation
Variation and deviation explained using animated drawings and sketches.
Solving problems of healing error and dip.
All about tides
Tidal terminology.
Using tide tables advanced.
Using and working out secondary port information.
Using and applying time zones.
Tidal stream and the tidal stream atlas.
Working with tidal diamonds.
Using the computations of rates graph.
Position fixing
Dead reckoning and working up an estimated position taking into account tides and leeway.
Techniques for visual fixing.
Course to steer
How to work out and plot a compass course to steer taking into account tides, leeway, time zones and computation of rates.
Electronic aids to navigation
Includes the free Navathome radar simulator use of GPS, chart navigation systems, AIS and much more.
Electronic chart plotting
Basics and exercises on using a chart plotter.
Passage planning
Regulations.
Planning, routines and watch systems
Execution and monitoring a passage.
Visual aids to navigation
Buoyage and lights.
Leading lines and lights.
Distance off by rising and dipping.

Pilotage
Leading lines and transits.
Clearing bearings.
Pilot plans and restricted visibility.