By joining the Offshore Navigation course you can learn to navigate during crossings that could take multiple days offshore. Also this training is a perfect theoretical preparation for the RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore exams. The courses and exams are in English. Please have a look on the different RYA Shore Based Courses in order to ensure that you start with the right course. Our online and classroom courses Coastal and Offshore Navigation have been leading since 2001. Blended learning, the combination of online courses and classroom lessons, is the starting point for a good preparation.
Our RYA Shore based center offers various coastal navigation courses in Zeist in The Netherlands. We also offer private lessons and courses for your sailing club.
Our sailing instructor teaches these navigational training with great enthusiasm, already since 2001. The teacher is a CWO (=Dutch Sailing School Association) Certified Sailing Instructor, Watersportverbond (=Dutch Sailing Association) Certified trainer Coastal Navigation and EMCI Certified Yacht Broker & Purchase Appraiser. He also has made many sea miles on yachts sailing on the North Sea, Atlantic, in the Med and Caribbean as instructor and regatta sailor.
CWO Certified Sailing Instructor
RYA Yachtmaster® Offshore, Commercial Endorsement with STCW95
Watersportverbond certified teacher coastal navigation
EMCI Certified Yacht Broker & Purchase Appraiser
The following course material should be ordered online, for example on Amazon.com.
- Portland Course Plotter
- Pencil Compass
- Pencil and eraser
- Students who prefers to have a (print) book additional to this online course, we recommend the RYA Navigation Handbook £18.49, see: www.rya.org.uk/shop.
Only students who join one of our Shore based classroom courses RYA Coastal Skipper / RYA Yachtmaster Offshore and who would like to receive a RYA Certificate of satisfactory completion or be able to practice at home with the material, could order only through us at the RYA, an "RYA Training Almanac (Northern Hemisphere)" and the "Student Pack (Northern Hemisphere)" for £50.00 that is including:
- RYA Certificate of satisfactory completion
- YSN Yachtmaster Shore Based Notes
- YM1 Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster offshore Northern Hemisphere Exercises and course information
- RYA Training Chart 3 and 4
- Assessment papers
- RYA Training Chart Plotter voucher
If you order the Student Pack it will be delivered in the first lesson in the classroom.
- Purchase all course material
- Make a study plan
- Briefly introduce yourself to your sailing instructor by telefoon, WhatsApp, e-Mail or Skype. You can schedule an appointment for that in our realtime diary.