RYA Yachtmaster Fastrack: Interactive Online Course.

Theory Courses

RYA Yachmaster Offshore Fastrack

Fastrack to RYA Yachtmaster Offshore
Theory Course

Revise and retry until you pass

  • Included Plotter & Dividers
  • Fully Animated & Interactive Lessons
  • Multi Device Support
  • Study At Your Own Pace
  • Proven Pass Rate
  • No Classroom Pressure
  • MCA & RYA recognised
  • Lifetime Access To Revision Materials

Navigate With Confidence, Day & Night

Gain essential skills to navigate coastal waters by day and night. From mastering charts and navigating with precision to understanding tides, position fixing, course calculation, weather forecasting, meteorology and navigation aids, this course equips you with the knowledge and practical skills needed for coastal sailing

This course is designed for individuals who have some theory and practical knowledge but no formal tuition. While it is possible for novices to complete the course, it is not recommended. The Day Skipper revision section is self-paced, and the time to complete it depends on your current level of knowledge.

Fastrack to RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore

Day Skipper Revision:

  • Revision material for all elements of Day Skipper Theory.
  • No testing or assessment is completed here.

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.

Collision regulations:

  • Lights, shapes and sound signals.
  • Rules of the road.

Time zones:

  • 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 :

  • Plotting a compass course to steer taking into account tides, leeway, time zones and computation of rates.

Electronic aids to navigation:

  • Including the free Navathome radar simulator, use of GPS, chart navigation systems, AIS and much more.

Passage planning:

  • Planning routes, 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.

Safety at Sea:

  • Essential safety practices and equipment onboard.
  • Handling life rafts, life jackets, and flares.
  • Mayday calls and communication during emergency situations.

Meteorology and forecasting:

  • Including using synoptic charts
  • Weather patterns.
  • Convergence and divergence.
  • Advection and radiation fog.
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