Yachtmaster Coastal / Offshore Theory

05 September 2022
  • Antibes
6 days

The Royal Yachting Association Yachtmaster certificate has become the industry standard qualification after the entry-level stage. It is the first formal training in navigation and seamanship that deckhands receive on their path to higher MCA issued certificates and it is a vital part of their maritime education. This course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages. It will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the Yachtmaster Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore practical exams, concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills. 

Instructor student ratio 1:8

You will learn: 

• position fixing 

• course shaping and plotting 

• tidal knowledge 

• use of almanacs and admiralty publications 

• electronic position finding equipment 

• taking and interpreting forecasts 

• plotting weather systems 

• weather predictions using a barometer and by observation 

• collision regulations 

• customs and excise regulations for cruising abroad. 

For MCA OOW, Chief Mate and Master Certificates it is a requirement that this theory course is successfully completed as part of the training. We provide this yacht training course in English in Antibes & Fort Lauderdale. 

Ft Lauderdale location: Due to high demand, availability changes daily.  ALL Fort Lauderdale bookings MUST be confirmed through the Bluewater Crew Training USA office by phone or email when you wish to book in order to ensure availability and secure your spot.

Course notes, charts, & exam packs are included in this course price. For Bluewater Crew Training Europe (France - Spain), this course is free with your ONE Account. For Bluewater Crew Training USA (Ft. Lauderdale), the ONE Account will cover up to $500 of the Yacht Master Course only.


3 exam papers over the duration of the course

  • Navigational knowledge of Day Skipper standard
  • Professional Practices and Responsibilities (PPR) Online test (for commercial endorsement)
  • 2500 sea miles (at least half in tidal miles and half in vessels between 7mLWL-24m LOA sub 80GT and all below 500GT), 50 days at sea, 5 passages over 60nm in vessels between 7m LWL-24m LOA and sub 80GT - including: 2 overnight passages and 2 as skipper
  • Personal Survival Techniques (for commercial endorsement)
  • I have a sufficient level of spoken and written English to understand the course content and to pass any verbal or written assessments.
  • Upcoming Classes
    Date Location Price Places
    19 June 2023
    Fort Lauderdale $1400 1 place left
    31 July 2023
    Fort Lauderdale $1400 Limited places
    21 August 2023
    Fort Lauderdale $1400 Limited places
    04 September 2023
    Antibes €1099 Places available
    18 September 2023
    Fort Lauderdale $1400 Limited places
    02 October 2023
    Antibes €1099 Places available
    16 October 2023
    Fort Lauderdale $1400 Limited places
    23 October 2023
    Antibes €1099 Places available
    06 November 2023
    Fort Lauderdale $1400 Limited places
    20 November 2023
    Antibes €1099 Places available
    04 December 2023
    Fort Lauderdale $1400 Limited places
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