Build Your Theory Skills in the Company of Other Like-minded Skippers
Online courses are not for everyone, and we recognise that many people prefer to learn in the company of others, with face-to-face instruction and discussions with fellow sailors.
We offer classroom-based Day Skipper and Coastal/Yachtmaster Theory courses at our Shotley Marina base, in the comfortably equipped ‘Shipwreck’ function room. We can also offer private, one-to-one courses, and courses for groups (businesses, clubs and associations) at your chosen venue.
The courses allow plenty of time for practical exercises, to consolidate and reinforce the learning provided by your RYA qualified instructor*. You will be provided with the standard RYA course pack (training charts, exercise booklet, skipper’s handbook) plus a notebook and pencils – all included in the course cost. You can either bring your favoured navigation tools, or we will lend you a Portland Plotter and dividers.
Course duration is 40 hours of tuition/practical exercises plus exam time, offered over 5 days (RYA Day Skipper) or 6 days (RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore).
RYA Day Skipper Theory £390 (10% discount if you book more than one place)
RYA Coastal Skipper Theory £440 (10% discount if you book more than one place)
RYA Day Skipper Theory and Practical (5 days classroom and 5 days on board) £880
RYA Coast Skipper Theory and Practical (6 days classroom and 5 days on board) £920