This course is for leisure and professional boaters wanting to undertake more adventurous trips. It includes navigation by day and night, weather and other aspects of skippering a small boat on more challenging passages in coastal waters.
Anybody undertaking this course must have the practical skills of the Intermediate course and knowledge of navigation to at least the standard of the Yachtmaster Coastal/Offshore shorebased course. Students taking the Advanced course must hold a VHF/SRC operators certificate and a first aid certificate.
The course will be followed by the Advanced Powerboat Exam for candidates also requiring the Certificate of Competence. There is an additional exam fee payable to the RYA for the Exam.