Ondeck Sailing and Powerboat School

Maritime Training


RYA First Aid Course

RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore Theory Course

The RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore Theory Course course develops on from the navigation and other theory knowledge acquired on the Day Skipper Course. It is intended for cruising yachtsmen, motor boaters, and power boaters, who are looking to undertake more complex passages, perhaps offshore or at night.


It is a demanding theory course covering advanced navigation techniques such as – Position Fixing, Course to Steer, Passage Planning, Pilotage, Meteorology, IRPCS, Stability and Buoyage. By the end of the course the successful student will have a comprehensive knowledge of what is required to navigate to Yachtmaster standard, and will have passed 3 exams on chart work, meteorology, and IRPCS.


It is highly recommended that you revise the collision regulations before attending the course and have acquired the Day Skipper Theory knowledge before doing this course, to ensure successful completion.


As a next step the ideal course to attend is the RYA Coastal Skipper Practical Course which will give you the opportunity to put in to practice the skills developed in the classroom. If you are planning to go on to undertake the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal or RYA Yachtmaster Offshore it is also essential that you hold a valid VHF/SRC Radio Certificate and a RYA First Aid Certificate.



5 Days, 3 Weekends, or evening classes

No. Students to Instructor:

Max 10 students on intensive 5-day or 3 weekend courses.
Maximum of 20 on evening courses

Previous Experience:

Theoretical and practical knowledge to Day Skipper level, or Powerboat Level 2

Minimum Age: 16


Dates: This course is run all year round


Course Dates and Prices

Please see the list of available courses below. to enquire about courses at your own venue, please call the office or use the enquiry form below.



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