RYA Yachtmaster Theory

£420 GBP

Course Type:
STCW ➜ Superyacht courses
Training School:
Flying Fish UK
Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
6 days


The RYA Yachtmaster theory is a 6-day advanced course for skippers and navigators building on the RYA Day skipper theory. After completing this course, you will have a thorough knowledge of all the theory required to complete an offshore passage.

Course programme

This course is essential for anybody who is working towards their Yachtmaster Coastal or Yachtmaster Offshore certificate of competence. The Yachtmaster theory course is a comprehensive look at all the areas of navigation from bsic chartwork to secondary port calculations providing the Navigator with a real understanding of how to navigate on Coastal or offshore passages. The topics covered within the RYA Yachtmaster theory course will be consistent with subjects covered during your practical exam.

Completing a shore based course means you learn with a group of like-minded people. Your instructor with in depth knowledge of the subject can pass on the top tips, with real life stories and ways to overcome common issues. You have access to all the publications,VHF radio’s, Radar simulators and knowledge that Flying Fish provides.

Superyacht crew

The RYA Yachtmaster Theory course is a requirement for anybody working towards their Officer of the Watch certificate.


If you require accommodation for the duration of your training, please advise a member of the Flying Fish team at the time of booking.


  • The RYA Yachtmaster theory pack and training almanac

Related Courses:

  • Yachtmaster Power Theory and Practical
  • Yachtmaster Power Prep Week 

Entry Requirements

For the Yachtmaster Theory course you would have completed RYA Day skipper theory or have an understanding of:
Chart work, Estimate position, tidal calculations, course to steer and symbols used.
Can interpret a weather forecast from a weather chart, highs and lows, how a sea breeze develops and terminology used in a forecast.
Sailing and collision regulations, lights and shapes.
Passage planning and pilotage.

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This course is available on the following days:
(please check the availability with the training school)

  • 17 June 2024
  • 15 July 2024
  • 12 August 2024
  • 09 September 2024
  • 23 September 2024
  • 14 October 2024
  • 28 October 2024
  • 11 November 2024
  • 25 November 2024

Flying Fish UK

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124 High Street
Isle of Wight
PO31 7AY
United Kingdom

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