Yachtmaster Offshore & Coastal Skipper Theory and RYA Coastal Skipper Practical Course

The Yachtmaster Offshore & Coastal Skipper Theory and RYA Coastal Skipper Practical course is based in Puerto Calero on Lanzarote.

This course is over 11 days, starting on a Monday morning and finishing 2 weeks later on the Friday afternoon.

Divided into the shore phases in the classroom and the sea phase.  You will do six days in the classroom, followed by 5 days at sea with a one day break between the theory and the practical course. Accommodation is provided from the Sunday 9th October to Saturday 22nd October

The shore phase builds on your knowledge already acquired at Day Skipper Level and moves you to more advanced offshore and night time passages.  The theory course is intensive and you will need to have revisited your Day Skipper Theory and thoroughly learn the IRPCS prior to attending.

Topics covered include

  • Advanced Pilotage and Passage Planning
  • Meteorology and weather forecasting
  • Stability
  • Collision Regulations
  • Electronic Navigation

At the end of the course you will sit three exams

  • Navigation
  • International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea
  • Passage Making

The sea phase will move you from shorter day passages to longer coastal packages and allow you to put into practice everything you learnt during the theory course.  There is an increased focus on a higher level of independence, crew management, watch-keeping routines and navigation by day and night in unfamiliar waters.


  • 11 days + 1 day break

Previous experience required

  • Knowledge to RYA Day Skipper Theory Level
  • 15 days on board
  • 2 days as skipper
  • 300 miles and 8 night hours


  • Yachtmaster Offshore & Coastal Skipper Theory Packs including charts, course work and course notes book.
  • Use of navigation equipment
  • Accommodation on board the boat
  • Breakfasts and lunches for duration of course
  • Tea and coffee
  • 1 evening meal during the sea phase of course
  • Bedding
  • Towels
  • Wet weather gear
  • Life jackets

Not included

  • Flights
  • Insurance


  • 6th November 2023

If for some reason you are not able to attend on these dates please contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss a possible alternative.

Price per person

  • 1880 €.

Bookings & Info

  • For more information & bookings please contact Stephanie: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Recommended RYA Books

To help you in your personal preparation for the course we can advise the following book/s. 

If you click on the link it will take you directly to the RYA website to the appropriate page where you can order it and have it despatched directly to you.

RYA Navigation Handbook Ebook
RYA Yachtmaster Handbook Ebook
RYA Weather Handbook  Ebook
RYA Manual of Seamanhip Ebook
 RYA International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea Ebook
RYA Stability and Buoyancy Ebook
RYA Passage Planning Ebook

If you do not have an RYA log book you can also order this directly from the RYA using the link below and bring this with you, or you can purchase from us for 15.00 euros when you arrive.

Get in touch

Office hours

Mo - Fr 9.30 - 16.30
Sa 10.00 - 14.00

Out of office contact

Mobile 0034 628 478 400


Edifico Antiguo Varadero
Bloque D No 15 - 2nd Planta
35571 Puerto Calero Marina
Lanzarote - Canary Islands

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Email stephanie@endeavour-sailing.co.uk
Phone 0034 928 849 670
Mobile 0034 628 478 400

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