RYA Yachtmaster theory course

RYA Yachtmaster theory in Zurich without travelling abroad or sacrificing annual leave!

RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore theory is an advanced course in  seamanship, navigation and meteorology and is common to both sail and motor. The course is the same for both the MCA practical examinations, Yachtmaster Offshore and the renamed Yachtmaster Coastal (formerly Coastal Skipper), as well as for the non-examined RYA Coastal Skipper course.

Even if you are not planning to proceed to a practical Yachtmaster qualification, the theory course will stand you in good stead for all your water-based activities. Of course, full knowledge of the theory is indispensable if you are planning on taking the practical exam.

The syllabus includes a more in-depth handling of the subjects covered at Day Skipper level (advanced chartwork, tidal exercises (secondary ports etc.), sound knowledge of the International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea (colregs), navigation in restricted visibility, planning of longer passages, pilotage and meteorology.

NB This is an advanced course and knowledge of Day Skipper theory is an essential pre-requisite. If you have not previously completed the Day Skipper theory course, you may want to consider doing that first. We reserve the right to reallocate you to a Day Skipper course if you do not yet have sufficient knowledge for Yachtmaster theory.

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Sail YSL runs the RYA Yachtmaster Theory course as an intensive course over 5 days (Monday-Friday) or 3 consecutive weekends. Yachtmaster courses normally need a minimum of 4 people to run, but the maximum class size is limited to just 6 people to ensure more individual attention.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be issued with an RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore shorebased course completion certificate. We can also supply a G15 (Sail) or G18 (Motor) log book for CHF 10.00 on request.

Prior knowledge required: Day Skipper theory and practical or equivalent

Cost: CHF 1150 inc. VAT per person
Course duration: 5 days (Mon-Fri) or 3 consecutive weekends (Sat-Sun)
Price includes: RYA Yachtmaster exercises, course notes book, training charts, chart plotter simulator and exam papers, worth CHF 50.00. Water during breaks is provided, but we make a nominal charge of CHF 3.00 per person per day for tea, (non-instant) coffee & biscuits.
Please bring: Portland plotter, dividers, RYA Training Almanac, 2B pencil and rubber, pen & notepad, enthusiasm.
If you do not already have an RYA Training Almanac, Portland plotter or dividers, we normally have Training Almanacs available for sale at CHF 15.00 and Portland plotter & divider sets for CHF 45.00. Please let us know at the time of booking whether you will need to buy these.
Assessment: 3 exam papers (chartwork, IPRCS, meteorology)
Students are responsible for their own lunch but we have a number of reasonably priced restaurants within just a couple of minutes’ walk.

Next Yachtmaster course:
16-18, 30-31 January

Courses can also be run in the Romandie and Ticino if there is sufficient demand and/or on request for private groups that can fill the minimum capacity.

Please contact me to book or if you have any questions.