Yachtmaster Offshore Theory Online
Client: Sailors wanting the advanced navigation course in preparation for Yachtmaster exams.
Date: Can be taken anytime
Info: This course is provided by Navathome.com, a RYA training centre specializing on online training. You will be their student. You will be tutored/supported by an experienced RYA (Discovery Sailing) instructor working on behalf of Navathome.com.
This RYA course is advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course or equivalent. This is an advanced course that equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages. It allows some time for revision of the basics and then moves on to advanced navigation techniques.
This course will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the Coastal Skipper 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
- review of collision regulations
- 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
- Passage planning
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