Learn advanced navigation techniques with the RYA Coastal/Yachtmaster Offshore Theory Course in Antigua, the Caribbean.
This Sailing RYA Coastal/Yachtmaster Offshore Theory Course in Antigua, the Caribbean builds on the navigation and other theory knowledge acquired on the Day Skipper Course. It is intended for cruising yachtsmen, motor boaters, and 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, passage planning, 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.
The course is 6 full days but candidates can choose to continue their study before taking the final exams
If you are planning to follow this course with the Yachtmaster Coastal or Offshore practical preparation and exams do ensure that you have an acceptable First Aid and VHF certificate – if not these can be booked with Ondeck.
RYA Coastal/Yachtmaster Offshore Course in Antigua, the Caribbean
Previous experience: Day skipper theory or similar.
This advanced course in navigation and meteorology for candidates for the RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased Certificate.
Requirements - Before you attend this course, it is useful that you have had some previous sailing or motor cruising experience. The assumed level of knowledge before starting this course is the Day Skipper Shorebased Course. It is not essential that you have taken the RYA Day Skipper Course however, your knowledge should be to this standard.
Content - The syllabus makes some provision for the revision of subjects in the Day Skipper Course, but those who have not acquired the knowledge set out in the Day Skipper Course are unlikely to be able to assimilate all the subjects covered in this advanced course in the time available.