RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore

Online Theory Course
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Key Features

  • Prerequisite for Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore practical courses.
  • Enhances opportunities like yacht chartering, reduced insurance premiums, and professional offshore skippering.
  • Perfect for skippers aiming to broaden their sailing horizons.

Tools & Assistance

When enrolled, students gain:

  • 12-month access to course materials online.
  • Entry to student forums for collaborative learning.
  • Instructor support via chat, email, or phone from 0800 to 2000 (UK time) almost daily.
  • A student kit dispatched within a day, inclusive of charts and advanced navigation tools.
  • RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased Certificate after successful completion and evaluation.
  • 12 months access to 27 hours of video lessons, spread over 89 lessons, with a total study time around 50 hours.

Course Structure

Presented in both video and textual formats, each module is detailed with lessons and evaluations. Module tests, based on official RYA questions, receive bespoke feedback from expert instructors.

Exam Details

Post-course, we guide students towards the online RYA Yachtmaster Theory test. This at-home test has three papers, with feedback given post-exam. Examination fees are part of the course, unless for commercial MCA validation*. We pledge commitment until every student succeeds. With the online RYA Yachtmaster Theory qualification, students are equipped to helm a vessel, day or night, in complex coastal and offshore scenarios. To achieve the full RYA Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster status, an additional practical session at a selected centre is obligatory.


The RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore Theory Course is priced at £345, all-inclusive. Those aiming for the MCA Large Yacht qualifications may need a supervised exam, which could lead to an added charge payable to the invigilator.


Students pursuing the MCA Large Yacht roles (e.g., Officer of the Watch or Master 3000) might require their exam to be invigilated. This may involve third-party charges. If in doubt or for potential applicability, do reach out for additional details.

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