The Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory course requires pre-course knowledge to Day Skipper theory level. Assumed knowledge includes CTS, COG, EPs, knowledge of tidal heights, fall of tide, working out projected depths for anchoring, working out clearances under bridges, some basic weather, basic collision regulations etc.

The RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster theory course takes Day Skipper level students to a completely new level bringing an understanding of secondary, a greater knowledge of tidal streams, heights etc. Safety, weather, position fixing and much more is covered in greater detail. 

The Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory course is the level require for the RYA Coastal Yachtmaster, RYA Yachtmaster Offshore practical certificates and is a pre-course requirement for the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory course.

The course takes approximately 40-50 hours with a long assessment of 3 parts (IRPCS 1.5 hours, Chartwork 2 hours and Passage Making 3.5 hours). These can be taken in one sitting or as 3 separate papers.

Price: £310 (Plotter/Divider pack available for additional £20)
Previous Experience: Day Skipper Theory level
Assumed Knowledge: Day Skipper Theory level
Duration: At your own pace 

Course Content 

  • Position Fixing
  • Course Shaping & Plotting 
  • Tidal Knowledge
  • Almanacs & Admiralty Publications
  • Interpreting Forecasts
  • Plotting Weather Systems 
  • Collision Regulations 

Theory courses are great at providing the background knowledge to enhance your boating, however not everyone has the time to spend a week or several weekends in the classroom attending the course. Evening classes are another option but require a long commitment as you need to attend once a week for many weeks.

Interactive learning offers an alternative to the traditional methods of teaching theory courses, allowing you to learn when you want and where you want, all you need is access to the internet. This online course is delivered by Navathome, an RYA Recognised Training Centre specialising in online training. The course can be book via our website.


What’s Included?

  • RYA Pack (course notes, exercises, practice charts, training almanac)
  • Access to Online Course (valid for 6 months from time of booking)
  • Email & Phone Support from our Instructors 
  • Postage of Pack (UK only, outside of the UK can be arranged with an additional fee)

Blended Learning 

  1. Online course with 1 day in the classroom – £POA
  2. Online course with 4x 45 minute sessions via Zoom or Teams – £450

Any instructor support needed during the course will be provided by ourselves on behalf of Navathome, either via telephone or email, at no extra cost. We monitor all course answers, and feedback/assistance can be given when requested or if necessary.

Why Choose an Interactive Course? 

The course is made up of detailed lessons, most of which are animated for easy learning. Each lesson is followed by a set of questions which can be answered online. Once an answered is submitted, the feedback is instant in the form of a detailed answer page. Some will be forwarded to your instructor who will provide personal feedback and help where required. 

One of the major advantages of using the SeaRegs Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster theory course is being able to know instantly how you are doing. Even the answers that you have submitted to your instructor are provided with instant feedback.

You can book your course online and be working straight away on the sections where the RYA pack is not needed. Your RYA pack, containing your charts, RYA almanac, RYA course notes and course plotter, will be posted the same day. 

The SeaRegs suit of courses are professionally written in association with Navathome by fully qualified RYA instructors with a background i e-learning and computer programming.

Invigilated Assessments

These can be offered for free to anyone who books an online course with us and who requires an invigilated assessment for a commercial endorsement or as a Master 200 prerequisite. We can also arrange invigilated assessments at other sites around the country, or elsewhere in the world, at a cost. 

Please note if you intend to use this certificate as part of your application to the MCA for Master 200, Officer of the Watch etc. qualifications; an invigilator will need to be present whilst you sit the final assessments. This can be arranged free of charge at our classroom in Plymouth or for a small fee we can usually arrange it somewhere near you.

The course is valid for 6 months, it can be extended by paying a £30 admin fee. Extensions are available within 3 years from the time the course has lapsed. Once a course has lapsed for longer than 3 years, it will be terminated.

Navathome Course Access Details 

To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with Navathome via This training website and database is held and maintained on a secure server. Navathome is an RYA training centre which specialises on online navigation training and will not use your personal data for any reason other than enabling your course. 

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Your payment information will be collected by “SeaRegs Training” on behalf of Navathome. This information is collected by “SeaRegs Training” and is not passed on to any other organisation. Payment information for the purpose of logging you into the Navathome admin will not be retained once the payment is mad. Your name and email address will be entered on in order to create your user account. Your postal address will be provided in order to send your student pack. You have access to the site for six months in order to completed your online course. During this period, your personal information will be held on the website by Navathome and may be available to “SeaRegs Training” who may have access to the Navathome database. This period may be extended should you wish to extend your course access. 

On completion of your course, your name and email will be retained by Navathome for the purpose of recording details of the course and any certification you gain as a result of it. This information allows Navathome to record your certification. Your instructor will not hold any information for the purposes of Navathome student support after this date. Please note that this agent may hold information to enable provision of other training not associated with the Navathome course. 

Should you not complete the course in the given time frame, your name and email will be retained by Navathome for the purpose of recording details of the course. This information allows Navathome to retain a record of coursework you have completed. Your instructor will not hold any information for the purposes of Navathome student support after this date. Please note that this training centre my old information to enable provision of other training not associated with the Navathome course.

If you would like your personal data removed from prior to the end of your access period or at any time before you have completed your course, you can request it by email. Please contact giving your name and email address and the course you would like to delete. Please note that if you request deletion of your account before you have completed your course, your access to the course and records of your progress will be lost. 

If you would like details of your online course removing from the Navathome database when you have completed the course, please email your request to giving your name and email address. Please note that removal of course details from the Navathome database, means that any certification gained as a result of this course will not be verifiable by Navathome, nor would Navathome be able to help with replacement certificate. 

Full details of how Navathome will deal with your personal information will be displayed when you first access your course information. 

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We hope that you can find the information your require on these pages, if you have any further questions, or require advice, please call us.