This is a comprehensive, advanced course in the theory elements of sailing including navigation, passage planning, tides, seamanship and meteorology. It is recommended that this course be completed either before, or at the same time as the Coastal Skipper practical course.
Previous experience required:
Day Skipper shorebased certificate or equivalent navigation and safety course, plus practical sailing experience.
40 hours of classroom tuition, either as an evening class for 14 weeks @ 3 hours a week, as a 5 day intensive course or online. $995 or Online course available $625.
Passage preparation & planning
Causes of tides / tidal anomalies
GPS - advanced techniques
Raster & Vector charts
Echo Sounders & Logs
Rising & dipping distances
Computation of rates
Safety at sea
Lights & light characteristics
Coastal and Offshore Yachtmaster shorebased course kit including
RYA practice charts
Practice Navigation Tables
Chart Plotter Simulator
Soft lead pencil, sharpener and eraser
Course completion certificate
You need to bring a plotter and dividers, or they can be purchased for $50.
Courses valid for 12 months, packages for 18 months. Refunds are not available. We require 30 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.