The full name for this course is the “RYA/MCA Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased Course”
YACHTMASTER SHOREBASED COURSE AIMS:
To advance your navigation skills and learn the principles of navigation and passage planning for coastal and offshore passages. It is aimed at those who will go on to attend an Advanced Powerboat, Coastal Skipper Practical, Yachtmaster Coastal or Yachtmaster Offshore Preparation course and is totally classroom based.
HOW LONG IS THE YACHTMASTER OFFSHORE SHOREBASED COURSE?
We run this course in different formats, so you can choose the one that suits you.
- Six day course- Six consecutive days commencing on a Saturday, Sunday or Monday.
- Night School- Fifteen evenings (usually one per week)
- Night School Plus- One weekend plus ten evenings
- Weekends- A mixture of weekends and/or long weekends to make up 6 days
- Webinar- twelve sessions- Face to face
- Online- in your own time, at your own pace
Each variation of the RYA / MCA Yachtmaster Shorebased course can be booked at the bottom of this page.
WHAT ARE THE PRE REQUISITES FOR YACHTMASTER SHOREBASED?
This is an advanced course in navigation, students should-
- Hold RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Certificate (or have equivalent knowledge). If you haven’t passed the Day Skipper course but believe you have the necessary knowledge, why not give us a call to discuss your background?
- Have some experience of putting the above knowledge into practice.
- Have a working knowledge of the IRPCS
- If you have not already then we “recommend” you also take the RYA Short Range Certificate.
WHAT IS COVERED ON THE YACHTMASTER SHOREBASED COURSE?
On arrival at our centre you will receive the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore shorebased pack and handbook. This who opt for either the webinar or online course will have these resources mailed to them before the course.
There are four assessment papers, 1 for collision regulations, 1, for chart-work and 2 for passage planning. In addition to these subjects the course also covers safety equipment, stability, electronic navigation, meteorology, sailing abroad and skippers responsibilities. At the end of the course your Instructor will give you a full debrief.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE YACHTMASTER SHOREBASED COURSE?
RYA Yachtmaster training at Chieftain Training is comprehensive. We aim to make life as easy as possible for our students and provide the following within the course:
- 2 RYA Training Charts
- RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased Handbook
- RYA Yachtmaster Exercises publication
- Use of plotter, dividers and training almanac whilst at the training centre*
- RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased Certificate
* students attending night school, webinar or online courses will need to purchase a plotter, dividers and a training almanac as we are unable to lend these items
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN OUR YACHTMASTER SHOREBASED COURSE
6 day and Split Weekend Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased
- Meals and accommodation
Night School Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased
- Meals and accommodation
- Plotter and dividers to take away for homework (available to buy from us)
Webinar and Online Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased
- Plotter and dividers (available to buy from us)
- Overseas postage- (click for charges)
RYA YACHTMASTER SHOREBASED COURSE RATIOS:
The RYA allow centres to run with up-to 12 students on this course. While this works for night school we find it is far too many for our 6-day and weekend courses so we limit the class size to 8, which means you each get a double desk to spread your charts out on. In reality the class size is often smaller and we run with as few as two students.
RYA YACHTMASTER SHOREBASED INVIGILATION (FOR ONLINE & WEBINAR COURSES):
If you are taking the online or webinar version of the course you will complete the same three assessment papers as our classroom students. For the majority of our students these papers do not require invigilation. However if you intend to use the certificate as entry into the OOW 3000 or Master 200 certification route then you will require invigilation. This does not have to be carried out here in Southampton, we can arrange for invigilation with an RYA Instructor near you (for which there may be a small fee).
RYA YACHTMASTER OFFSHORE SHOREBASED WEBINAR COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
If you choose the Webinar version of this course you will require;
- Use of a desktop, laptop or tablet with reasonable broadband connection (a smart phone is to small)
- A room at home where you will not be disturbed by other household members
- Access to a printer (between sessions)
CAN I TRIAL THE YACHTMASTER OFFSHORE SHOREBASED ONLINE COURSE :
A demo of the pilotage chapter is below. click on it and enlarge it for your screen to see how the online course works
BOOKING THE YACHTMASTER SHOREBASED COURSE:
Booking options for the webinar, 6-day, weekends and night school acourse are all shown below. If you would like to book the online course, please click the “online courses” tab.
If the dates below do not suit you, please let us know. It may be we can offer something else, particularly if you are booking several months in advance and/or there is more than one of you.
BOOKING THE RYA YACHTMASTER OFFSHORE SHOREBASED COURSE:
FACE TO FACE YACHTMASTER OFFSHORE SHOREBASED COURSE
Select a date below. If the dates below do not suit you we can set up a bespoke 1:1, 2:1 or group course at a time that suits you, please contact us.
ONLINE YACHTMASTER OFFSHORE SHOREBASED COURSE
Select the “online courses” tab below. All online courses are scheduled for January, regardless of the date you book so you can effectively ignore the date listed.