Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Offshore Theory

This course is designed for those undertaking the Yachtmaster Coastal or Offshore Assessment. The course builds on the knowledge gained in the Day Skipper Theory Course, fine tuning these skills, as well as introducing new techniques.

Course Syllabus

  • Secondary Port Calculations
  • Course Shaping and Plotting
  • Use of Almanacs in conjunction with Admiralty Publications
  • Advanced use of Chartplotters and other Electronic Position Fixing Equipment
  • The interpretation of weather forecasts including use of forecasting with a Barometer
  • Passage Planning, Routing and Plotting

Our cancellation policy for this course can be viewed here.

We provide

  • Training Charts
  • Textbook
  • Sample Questions
  • Test Papers
  • Plotter
  • Dividers

What to Bring

  • Pencil
  • Pen
  • Eraser
  • Notebook

To book this course:

Step 1:  Online payment, after which you will receive an email confirmation with a link to an online form.

Step 2:  Submission of the online form.

Your course booking will only be secured once both steps are completed.


Course Times: The course runs Saturdays 9.30am-5pm, Tuesday evenings 6-9.30pm and Thursdays 6-9.30pm. 

Course 1: March 2023
Thursday 2nd, Saturday 4th, Tuesday 7th, Thursday 9th, Saturday 11th, Tuesday 14th, Thursday 16th, Saturday 18th, Tuesday 21st, Thursday 23rd. The assessment will take place on Saturday 25th March. 

Course Fee – €525: Includes all course notes, books, papers and complimentary tea and coffee.

Can’t make a lesson – Remote Attendance
We know that life can be unpredictable. Therefore, we will be streaming each lesson online live, so you can join in remotely if you need to miss an evening. Equally, these recorded lessons will allow course participants to review materials again in their own time if needed. Recordings will be available until the end of the course.

In fact, if you want you can attend the whole course remotely, but please let us know in advance of lesson 1 as we’ll need to send you the course materials in this case.

The Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Offshore Theory Course is delivered by Urban Truant, a RYA Recognised Training Centre specialising in online training. Upon booking, a website link and password will be sent to you, please allow one business day to receive this.

You will be tutored /supported by an experienced RYA instructor. Hard copies of training charts are course notes are also sent to you by post. The cost of the programme is €400.

The contract is between Urban Truant and the student and please note that by booking this course you agree to the terms and conditions of Urban Truant. To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with Urban Truant. This training website and database is held and maintained on a secure server. Urban Truant is an RYA training centre which specialises in online navigation training and will not use your personal information for any reason other than enabling your course. You’ll have 6 months to complete the course, however, this can be extended for €30.00 paid to the Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School.

    Got a question?


    star rating  Very friendly staff and great atmosphere. Would definitely recommend for a day out or lessons. Paddle board and kayak rentals are lots of fun.

    June 1, 2020

    star rating  I would recommend anyone looking to improve their skills to attend this course. Excellent facilities, boats and really good instruction. Good craic with the group too. Will definitely do this... read more

    avatar thumb kierann
    December 5, 2022

    star rating  I have just done the RYA Competent Crew course here, five-days aboard the 36-foot Beaufort Venture under the guidance of instructor Gary Curran. The whole week surpassed my expectations, and... read more

    July 1, 2017