Adult Sailing

Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Offshore

This course is designed for those undertaking coastal cruising, and the RYA Advanced Powerboat Certificate of Competence Exam. The course builds on the knowledge gained in the Day Skipper Course and includes more advanced navigation techniques.

Course Syllabus...

  • Secondary Port Calculations
  • Course Shaping and Plotting
  • Use of Almanacs in conjunction with Admiralty Publications
  • Advanced use of Chartplotters and other Electronic Position Fixing Equipment
  • The interpretation of weather forecasts including use of forecasting with a Barometer
  • Passage Planning, Routing and Plotting

We provide...

  • Training Charts
  • Textbook
  • Sample Questions
  • Test Papers
  • Plotter
  • Dividers

What to Bring...

  • Pencil
  • Pen
  • Eraser
  • Notebook

Classroom Course Dates...

Course 1: Saturdays 9.30am-5pm and Thursdays 6.30pm-10pm

  • February: Thursday 13th, Saturday 15th, Thursday 20th, Saturday 22nd, Thursday 27th, Saturday 29th
  • March: Thursday 5th, Saturday 7th

Course Fee: €499. Includes a hot cooked meal on the evening lessons, all course notes, books, papers and complimentary tea and coffee. Our cancellation policy for this course can be viewed here.

Online Course - Save €99...

The Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Offshore Theory Course is delivered by Navathome, a RYA Recognised Training Centre specialising in online training. Upon booking, a website link and password will be sent to you, please allow one business day to receive this. You will be tutored /supported by an experienced RYA instructor. Hard copies of training charts are course notes are also sent to you by post. The cost of the programme is €400. The contract is between and the student and please note that by booking this course you agree to terms and conditions of Navathome available here. To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with Navathome via 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. Please review the full details of this here. You'll have 6 months to complete the course, however, this can be extended.

Comine Your Theory and Coastal Skipper Practical Course Bookings for additional Savings!

Book your theory and practical course together for a reduced price of €999. Payments can be made in installments. Please contact our team on 01 2844195 to avail of this offer. Practical Coastal Skipper course details are here.

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