£295.00 – £390.00
Online course £295
Classroom course £390
This course will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the Yachtmaster™ Coastal and Yachtmaster™ Offshore practical exams, concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills at day and night. This includes position fixing, course setting, tidal knowledge and collision regulations amongst many other topics.
A chart plotter has also been developed specifically for use on training courses, giving you a realistic insight into electronic navigation.
This course can either be taken as an online course, or a classroom course based in Portree. The classroom course will run as an evening class between October and March each year, and we will also schedule courses as a 5 day block throughout the year. Contact us for further information.
The online course is delivered by Navathome, an RYA Recognised Training Centre specialising in online training.
Advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course. This course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages.
The online course is delivered by Navathome, an RYA Recognised Training Centre specialising in online training. If you would prefer to attend a classroom based course then we will run this course either as an evening class, a 5 day block or 3 weekends as demand dictates (we need 6 people to run it). We can also run this privately if you get 6+ people together. Contact us for further information.
This course will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the Yachtmaster™ Coastal and Yachtmaster™ Offshore practical exams, concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills.
As with the Day Skipper shorebased course, the RYA’s specially designed chart plotter software will be used during the course to give you a realistic taste of modern electronic navigation.
Course topics include:
- Position fixing
- Course shaping and plotting
- Tidal knowledge
- Use of almanacs and admiralty publications
- Electronic position finding equipment
- Taking and interpreting forecasts
- Plotting weather systems
- Weather predictions using a barometer and by observation
- Collision regulations
- Customs and excise regulations for cruising abroad
To see how it works, click here for a free trial.
When you book your course online, you will be sent an RYA course pack, containing charts, almanac, plotter and dividers as well as a user name and password to log in to the online course.
The study time for this course is usually around 60 hours, although you get access to the course for 6 months (there is an admin fee to extend this period). During this period you get professional help if required from a fully qualified RYA Yachtmaster Instructor.
By completing the booking process you are agreeing to the Navathome terms and conditions found here.
Recommended Reading (all found in our online shop)
G158 Yachtmaster Scheme Syllabus and Logbook
5011 Symbols and Abbreviations
G6 Navigation Handbook
G7 Navigation Exercises
G2 International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea (IRPCS)
Navathome Data policy
To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with Navathome via www.navathome.com. This training website and database is held and maintained on a secure server. Navathome is an RYA training centre which specialises in online navigation training and will not use your personal information for any reason other than enabling your course.
Your payment information will be collected by Seamotion on behalf of Navathome. This information is collected by Seamotion and is not passed on to any other organisation. Payment information for the purpose of logging you into the Navathome admin will not be retained once the payment is made. Your name and email address will be entered on www.navathome.com in order to create your user account. Your postal address will be provided in order to send your student pack. You will have access to the site for six months in order to complete your online course. During this period, your personal information will be held on the website by Navathome and may be available to Seamotion who may have access to the Navathome database. This period may be extended should you wish to extend your course access.
On completion of your course, your name and email will be retained by Navathome for the purpose of recording details of the course and any certification you gain as a result of it. This information allows Navathome to record your certification. Your Instructor will not hold any information for the purposes of Navathome student support after this date. Please note that this agent may hold information to enable provision of other training not associated with the Navathome course.
Should you not complete the course in the given time frame, your name and email will be retained by Navathome for the purpose of recording details of the course. This information allows Navathome to retain a record of coursework you have completed.
If you would like your personal data removed from www.navathome.com prior to the end of your access period or at any time before you have completed your course, you can request it by email. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org giving your name and email address and the course you would like to delete. Please note that if you request deletion of your account before you have completed your course, your access to the course and records of your progress will be lost.
If you would like details of your online course removing from the Navathome database when you have completed the course, please email your request to email@example.com giving your name and email address. Please note that removal of course details from the Navathome database, means that any certification gained as a result of this course will not be verifiable by Navathome, nor would Navathome be able to help with a replacement certificate.
Full details of how Navathome will deal with your personal information is given in the Navathome terms and conditions.