RYA Yachtmaster Theory with ionianMode in Greece

About the RYA Yachtmaster Theory Coastal/ Yachtmaster Course

  • The RYA Yachtmaster Theory Coastal / Offshore course is shore-based. This course is an advanced navigation course for experienced skippers who want to expand the knowledge gained during the RYA Day skipper theory course. This course will equip you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages. It allows some time for revision of the basics and then moves on to advanced navigation techniques. This course includes lots of advanced navigation, advanced meteorology, regulations, advanced chartwork, passage planning as well pilotage.
  • Our classroom is fully equipped with all the necessary course materials and essential parts and equipment of a yacht where you will be able to familiarize yourself with the safety and communication equipment of a yacht.
  • This course will be held at our Lygia classroom in Lefkada. We have a maximum of 6 students on this course ensuring that each student gets the maximum possible attention. The course is taught over 6 days with three paper exam papers at the end of the course.
Practical Sailing experience is disarable
RYA Day skipper theory level
Students – Instructor Ratio6:1 maximum
Duration6 Days ( 09.00 – 18.00 )
  • Position
  • The magnetic compass
  • Tides
  • Tidal streams
  • Buoyage
  • Lights – Shapes – Sounds
  • Pilotage
  • GPS & Chart plotter
  • Echo sounders
  • Meteorology
  • Rules of the road
  • Safety at sea
  • Navigation in restricted visibility
  • Passage planning
  • Maintenance
After the Course ExperienceAbility to navigate safely on coastal & offshore passages
Certificate Granted
( upon succesful completion )
RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Costal / Offshore theory certificate ( www.rya.org.uk
Price600 €

Next Steps After the RYA Yachtmaster Theory

The RYA Yachtmaster Coastal / Offshore theory course will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Coastal / Yachtmaster Offshore practical course & exams concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills.

 What’s Included

  • Services of experienced RYA instructor

  • Yachtmaster theory notes

  • All course materials available

  • Coffee / tea / snacks

  • V.A.T

What’s not included

  • Accommodation

  • Meals


  • Ideal for experienced skippers who want to attend Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Coastal / Yachtmaster offshore practical course

  • Advanced navigation & meteorology

  • Shorebased course

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