RYA Yachtmaster Coastal / Offshore Course in Port Solent, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK

The aim of the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal / Offshore Course is to further your skills from Day skipper giving you the skills and techniques required to Skipper a motor cruiser of at least 7m LOA safely on coastal and offshore passages by day and night.

The RYA Yachtmaster Coastal / Offshore Course is taken over six days with the last day conducted by an independent examiner.

For those of you that wish to complete Yachtmaster Offshore please call for details.

The minimum age limit is:
Age 17

The RYA Yachtmaster Coastal / Offshore Course will cover the following:

  • Preparation for sea - Skippers safety briefings, delegation of tasks, fuel & engine checks
  • Passage Planning - can plan coastal passage including consideration for boat and crew, Weather reports,  ports of refuge,  tidal heights / steams, Publications and strategy
  • Pilotage - can prepare a pilotage plan with consideration of soundings – transits – clearing, Bearings,  buoyage,  port or harbour regulations and tidal considerations
    Can pilot a motor cruiser by day or night.
  • Passage making - ability as skipper, can take charge of the vessel and direct the crew
  • Radar - understands the use of as an aid to navigation
  • Boat Handling - can control the boat with both or one engine operating
  • Weather - preparations for adverse conditions, control in adverse conditions
    Can navigate in bad visibility
  • Emergency situations

The cost of the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal / Offshore Course is:

When placing a booking:
6 Days Classroom / Practical

With regret and due to the increase in services such as fuel and electricity during the past year.
For the first time in 5 years we need to change our prices.

1-2-1 instruction, £3000.00
Individual booking, £2050.00
Booking for two, £1950.00 each
Booking for three, £1850.00 each

This includes school boat hire and fuel + course material. Own boat tuition: £200.00 per day for one client + £25.00 per day for each extra client + course material + travel if required.
( note:  students will also need to pay exam and  examiner fees (RYA) to the examiner on test day )

For more information contact Cliff on +447767398892 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Course Payments

A payment of 25% of the course cost is required to confirm the booking and full payment one week prior to the course start date.
Payments can be made by
Bank Transfer:
Card Payment: Debit cards no extra small admin charge for credit card payments  
Cash payments: on request