Option 1: 6 Day Shore Based Classroom course 

Option 2: 60/70 hour Online Home Study option

Option 1: Classroom US$1,180.
Option 2: Online US$550.
Discounts available for group bookings. See below.

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Once you have completed the initial stages in your training with success in your Competent Crew and Day Skipper Practical, you will be ready to move on to the intermediate level of Coastal Skipper before progressing to the pinnacle of the RYA Training Scheme, Yachtmaster Coastal, Offshore & Ocean.

This is a single course for both Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Coastal and Offshore. Once this theory course is completed, candidates are able to progress to either the Coastal Skipper Practical, and achieve a Course Completion Certificate at that level, or move on to acquire Certificates of Competence, awarded for the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster grades.

This intensive course covers a wide range of topics in depth and students will be expected to complete homework exercises after class.

A pre-course minimum experience level of Day Skipper Theory is suggested, as it is assumed you will be capable of navigation to this standard.

Many students have difficulty with the Tides & Tidal Streams element of this syllabus. At Miramar Sailing School we have produced a

to help explain the complexities of the Northern Territories and Southern Peninsula.

Discounts / student:

  • 5% – 2 students on the same course.
  • 7.5% – 3 students on the same course.
  • 10% – 4 students, or more, on the same course.

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Course Content: See Syllabus

Course Schedule:

  • Classroom: 09:00 Sunday – 17:30 Friday.
  • Online: 60/70 hours of home study with an online tutor. Course completion should be within 6 months of registration but this is extendable for a small additional fee.

Classroom Course Fee to include:

  • All course materials.
  • Loan of navigation equipment.
  • Course completion certificate.
  • Waterfront classroom.

Online Course Fee to include:

  • All course materials delivered to a UK address. Please add US$50 (UK£30) for secure DHL delivery outside UK.
  • Online tutor to guide and assist throughout the course.
  • Course completion certificate.
  • Course is delivered by Navathome. Please note: Navathome will not enrol students on this course without proof they have previously completed the Day Skipper Theory course, either Online or in the Classroom.


  • All year round Sundays to Thursdays subject to prior bookings. With 3 instructors we are confident we can offer you what you want, when you want it.
  • Online course available anytime
  • Reserve your dates.

Please visit our USA Online Store, or UK Online Store for the following recommended pre-course study materials, and a selection of clothing, sailing and travel accessories.

  • International Regulations for the Prevention of Collision at Sea
  • RYA Weather Handbook
  • RYA Navigation Exercises
  • Yachtmaster Handbook
  • Offshore Sailing

Consider our 1 or 2 day training courses that will enhance your training and make the most of your time in Antigua. Not only will you maximise the investment in your trip, you will depart with two RYA qualifications instead of one!

If you wish to include any of our 1 or 2 Day Courses in your package please contact us for availability


To assist with your planning we offer some suggestions for Accommodation and Travel

Coastal Skipper Theory Syllabus

CST - Syllabus

Position determination
The Magnetic Compass
Tides and Tidal Streams
Buoyage; Lights; Pilotage
GPS and Chart Plotters
Echo Sounders
Logs (speed and distance measurement)
Deck log
Rules of the Road
Safety at Sea
Navigation in Restricted Visibility
Passage Planning
Marine Environment

Theory Course 4
Theory on board
Sailing School Theory
RYA Theory Class