Created: 31 Mar 2020 14:16
Updated: 08 Sep 2020 20:09

Why do the course

The RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster course extends the techniques learned on the Dayskipper course. Some aspects of navigation are studied in more detail and additional seamanship subjects are introduced.


The main elements are additional plane navigation, weather theory and a more rigorous treatment of the International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea. Additional subjects are introduced, such as stability, basic weather prediction, more detailed use of almanacs and pilots and regulations for sailing in foreign waters. No mathematical knowledge, other than simple arithmetic, is expected.


The Club offers the same options and timetable for the Yachtmaster course as for Dayskipper. The long version offers more time for absorbing information and practising techniques. A pre-course supper is available in the restaurant. 

The short version caters for people with busy lives who cannot commit to the long course. A pre-course supper is available on Wednesdays and lunch is provided on Saturdays.

A long course (Yachtmaster A) which starts on the 2nd October 2017 and is every Monday evening until the 23rd April 2018 with a break after the 4th December until the 8th January for Christmas and a break on Easter Monday.

The price of this course is:

Club members £285.00
Non-members £395.00 (includes club membership for the duration of the course).

Use the link below to book your place.

An accelerated course (Yachtmaster B). This starts on the 7th February 2017 and consists of 10 Wednesday evenings (1900-2100) and 5 full day Saturdays (0930-1630) finishing on 11th April 2017

The price for the Accelerated course is:

Club members £285 (includes lunch on Saturdays)
Non-members £395(includes club membership for the duration of the course and lunch on Saturdays)

Use the link below to book your place.

The Club’s special Boat Electrics course is open to all, but provides a particularly useful adjunct to the Yachtmaster qualification.

The prices include the provision of all course materials, the RYA Navigation Handbook, the RYA Weather Handbook and "A Seaman's Guide to the Rules of the Road".

In addition students will require a course plotter and nautical dividers kit available as an exclusive Little Ship Club package for only £20. Some 2B pencils, an eraser and pencil sharpener are also essential items. The Course Leader may suggest additional reading material.

Date and time

Mon, 02 Nov 2020 19:00 to
Mon, 10 May 2021 21:00
Long Course - 7pm to 9pm Monday Evenings from September through to April with a break in December
 Non-members welcome