Created: 28 Oct 2021 21:43
Updated: 28 Oct 2021 21:43

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 practicing techniques.  

The short version caters for people with busy lives who cannot commit to the long course.

A long course (Yachtmaster A) which is every Monday evening for approximately 22 weeks

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) consists of 10 Wednesday evenings (1900-2100) and 5 full day Saturdays (0930-1630)

The price for the Accelerated course is:

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

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

Wed, 01 Feb 2023 09:00 to
Wed, 12 Apr 2023 21:00
ACCELERATED Course - 1 February 2023 start date - 7pm to 9pm Wednesday Evenings & 5 Saturdays - click link for dates
 Non-members welcome