RYA Yachtmaster Online Course
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RYA Yachtmaster Online Course

Be confident on your yachtmaster theory exam
5.0 (1 rating)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
10 students enrolled
Created by Duncan Wells
Last updated 3/2017
Price: $75
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will be confident when it comes to taking the chartwork paper in the RYA Yachtmaster theory exam
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  • There are no requirements, although you will find the Yachtmaster course is a step up from Day Skipper, so ot something for anyone new to navigation. It is advisable to do Day Skipper first.

This Yachtmaster course is designed to help you pass your RYA Yachtmaster shore based chart work exam with confidence and as an aide memoire prior to taking the practical Coastal Skipper course and exam and the Yachtmaster exam. 

At Yachtmaster level we always allow for Deviation and we will have to Compute the tidal rate. We will also be expected to work more quickly through the navigational disciplines than we did at Day Skipper level.

This course is taught by Duncan Wells, RYA instructor, features writer for Yachting Monthly, Sailing Today and Sail Magazine, author of Stress Free Sailing and creator of the safety aid, MOB Lifesavers.

You will have a lifetime access to these videos not just from you computer but also from your tablet and mobile phone (Android and iOS).  And so the videos will help you as you take your Yachtmaster shore based theory and as a refresher when you come to do your practical courses out on the water.

The discussion feature will allow you to ask questions directly,  which can be answered either by other students or by us at Westview Sailing.

We suggest that you start this course well in advance of your exam and that you watch each video until you really understand the concept. Whether it is Advanced Estimated Position, which may include a 2 hour plot and the need to compute the tidal rate, plus an allowance for Magnetic Variation, Deviation and Leeway, or a Secondary Port question. By the way if you have found Secondary Ports tricky, the video on this course will make them as plain as day and nothing to fear. And if you want to find out how to do 'Secondary Port Calculations in your head', get in contact. It is just a question of becoming familiar with the concept of each navigational discipline and then exam questions will be a breeze.

If you are not satisfied with the course after the purchase please do contact us, if we can not solve the problem we offer a thirty (30)-day, no-questions-asked money back guarantee.

Finally, we wish you good luck with your RYA exam and the course. These videos are also used by students studying for their MCA exams.

Fair winds,

Duncan Wells 

Westview Sailing

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is a study aid for RYA students who are taking the Yachtmaster shore based theory course with an RYA Training Centre or online. It is also useful for students taking their MCA exams.
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Curriculum For This Course
27 Lectures
1 Lecture 02:48
The Chart
2 Lectures 25:22
The Chart

Rocks, Wrecks & Objects
Magnetic Variation & Deviation
2 Lectures 17:35
Magnetic Variation

Plotting a Position
1 Lecture 17:30
Plotting a Position
Fixing a Position
1 Lecture 15:17
Fixing a position
Estimated Position
1 Lecture 13:16
Estimated Position Yachtmaster
Course to Steer
1 Lecture 10:04
3 Lectures 41:41

Tidal Hours

Tidal Diamond and Tidal Stream Atlas
1 Lecture 02:54
Tidal Heights
1 Lecture 10:56
Tidal Heights
10 More Sections
About the Instructor
Duncan Wells
5.0 Average rating
8 Reviews
24 Students
2 Courses
West View Sailing Principal

I am the principal of Westview Sailing. I am an RYA Instructor. I have been on the water one way or another all my life from dinghies as a young boy, to small cabin cruisers that we would trail to the sea and launch in my teens, to racing boats, 1/4 tonners, 1 tonners, Admirals' cup boats in my twenties and thirties, to a Princess 45 motor cruiser and now for the past 14 years Dorothy Lee my Hallberg Rassy 352 sailing boat. 

I write for yachting magazines, Yachting Monthly, Sailing Today in the UK and Sail Magazine in the US.

 I am the author of the popular 'Stress Free Sailing - Single & Short Handed Techniques', which is fast becoming the Bible for cruising sailors. And now I am writing 'Stress Free Motor Boating', for the motorboaters. 'Stress Free Astro Navigation - the only book that actually shows you how to navigate by the stars and planets', is next.

I have invented MOB Lifesavers, which are answer the question, 'How do we get a man in the water back on board if he can't help himself?' "We don't go down to him", with a Lifesaver attached to the lifting loop in his lifejacket, "He comes up to us".

Oh and my day job is that of a Voiceover actor.

I do hope you find the Westview Video Tutorials helpful. To date thousands of RYA and MCA students have used them to help them pass their exams.