Yachtmaster Offshore Theory Online Course Fastrack
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Fastrack to RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore Theory

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Other providers of Fastrack courses just lump together a day skipper course and a coastal. >We We have taken away all the duplication so you are not covering the same subjects twice.which gives you a faster and more efficient course

Over 60 animated lessons

Distance off by dipping light

No hidden extras

  • Free plotter and brass dividers
  • Free mini radar simulator
  • RYA almanac included
  • RYA Coastal /Yachtmaster course pack
  • 6 months initial access extendable
  • Access to revision lessons after completion
  • Animated sketches on boat control
  • Online assessment for RYA Coastal / Yachtmaster certificate
  • Instructor support seven days a week
  • Invigilated assessments if required
Compatibility Navigation lessons on any device
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Fastrack course

Teaching Methods

Navathome courses are writen by RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Instructors, experienced in classroom, online and practical training. We have been teaching RYA courses online for over ten years and have developed first class systems and methods for teaching.

Optional voiceover

Our courses are not videos or PowerPoint slide shows but lessons that include fully animated graphics with optional voiceover. Voice overs can be irritating which is why we give you the choice to listen, read and listen or read.
Older video teaching methods require students to rewind if they miss something. Our animated sketches cab be stepped through an you can check what you have heard in the included text.

Is this course suitable for me?

This course has been compiled for those with some theory and practical knowledge but no formal tuition.
Although it can be completed by a novice without any previous experience, it is not advised. The Day Skipper revision section of the course is self test and the time to complete it depends on your current level of knowledge. The Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore section of the course takes approximately 40-50 hours with a long assessment of 3 parts (IRPCS:1.5 hours, Passage Making A:1.5 hours and Passage Making B:2 hours). These can be taken in one sitting or as 3 separate papers. 

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Complimentary shipping to the United Kingdom.

Why choose Navathome

We do it better

  • Fully animated lessons
  • Fully animated plotting answers
  • Work on any browser or device
  • Free lessons on Radar
  • Free lessons on boat handling
  • Over 10 years developing RYA online courses
  • 6 months initial access extendable
  • 6 months extensions £30
  • Extend your course even if it has expired
  • Friendly instructors available 7 days a week
  • Instructors qualified to Yachtmaster Ocean level
  • Help via e-mail, Skype voice call  or telephone
  • Two years access to the revision course
  • MCA / RYA approved courses
  • Discounts on multiple bookings
  • Discount vouchers for future courses
  • Gift Voucher options

RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore Syllabus

Chart basics
How to use the chart and check chart datum.
Checking and making chart corrections.
Compass variation and deviation
Variation and deviation explained using animated drawings and sketches.
Solving problems of healing error and dip.
All about tides
Tidal terminology.
Using tide tables advanced.
Using and working out secondary port information.
Using and applying time zones.
Tidal stream and the tidal stream atlas.
Working with tidal diamonds.
Using the computations of rates graph.
Position fixing
Dead reckoning and working up an estimated position taking into account tides and leeway.
Techniques for visual fixing.
Course to steer
How to work out and plot a compass course to steer taking into account tides, leeway, time zones and computation of rates.
Electronic aids to navigation
Includes the free Navathome radar simulator use of GPS, chart navigation systems, AIS and much more.
Electronic chart plotting
Basics and exercises on using a chart plotter.
Passage planning
Planning, routines and watch systems
Execution and monitoring a passage.
Visual aids to navigation
Buoyage and lights.
Leading lines and lights.
Distance off by rising and dipping.

Leading lines and transits.
Clearing bearings.
Pilot plans and restricted visibility.

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Why People Choose Us

Navathome is one of the longest providers of RYA courses online. Our automated feedback systems, animated graphics and optional voice-overs give a learning experience unmatched by any of our competitors.

Fast access

Access to you course is immediate when you book, and your learning can start straight away.

Dedicated Team

You are provided with backup and help by our RYA Ocean Yachtmaster instructors.

Support seven days a week

Your instructor will be available from 0900 until 1900 UK time seven days a week to provide help and support should you need it.

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Navathome provides courses all over the world and will send your RYA pack to any country.

RYA qualifications are recognised in more countries than any other training body.

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