East Sail - Sailing School & Sailing Trainings

02 9327 1166

Rushcutters Bay, Sydney Harbour

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RYA Coastal and Offshore Yachtmaster Shorebased Course

This is a comprehensive, advanced course in navigation, passage planning, tides, seamanship and meteorology for candidates for the RYA and YA Coastal Yachtmaster and the RYA and YA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence. From July 1, the RYA Yachtmaster Certificate is recognised as a commercial qualification to work on yachts in Australia.
Previous experience required:
Day Skipper shorebased certificate or equivalent navigation and safety course, plus practical sailing experience. It is recommended that the Yachtmaster shorebased theory course is completed prior to the Yachtmaster practical course.
Course duration:
40 hours of classroom tuition, either as an evening class for 14 weeks @ 3 hours a week or as a 5 day intensive course. learn-navigation
  • Position fixing
  • Passage preparation & planning
  • Causes of tides / tidal anomalies
  • Pilotage
  • Restricted visibility
  • Port entries
  • GPS - advanced techniques
  • Customs regulations
  • Charter plotter
  • Raster & Vector charts
  • Echo Sounders & Logs
  • Magnetic Compass
  • Radar fixes
  • Rising & dipping distances
  • Tidal curves
  • Computation of rates
  • Advanced meteorology
  • Collision regulations
  • Engineering
  • Safety at sea
  • Maintenance
  • Lights & light characteristics


  • Coastal and Offshore Yachtmaster shorebased course kit including
  • Yachtmaster Handbook
  • RYA practice charts
  • Sample exercises
  • Practice Navigation Tables
  • Chart Plotter Simulator
  • Navigation equipment
  • Assessment papers
  • Course completion certificate
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For more information on our sailing school call 02 9327 1166 or email training@eastsail.com.au

Courses valid for 12 months, packages for 18 months. Refunds are not available. We require 15 days notice  to change a course booking. Please see our terms and conditions
Discover sailing with RYA training and learn to sail on Sydney Harbour with EastSail Sailing School, Australia's leading sail training provider. Our base is adjacent to the Cruising Yacht Club, on the d'Albora Marina in Rushcutters Bay.

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