Study online for RYA Day Skipper Theory Online and RYA Yachtmaster Offshore theory Online courses from the comfort of your own home.
Now you no longer have to sacrifice a whole week of travelling to a classroom, sitting in lessons.
Do it from your own home.
RYA qualifications are known and respected the world over. Their theory courses provide the recreational sailor or aspiring professional with the essential elements of navigation and seamanship and are the core of the RYA Sail Cruising and Power syllabus. The theory course is an essential foundation if you are planning to complete the associated practical course.
We’ve teamed up with the leading online provider of RYA interactive courses to deliver the best possible training products for enabling students to study for and pass RYA examinations. Their high-quality courses are interactive, and fully flexible – using stunning 3d graphicss, animations and narrations to make their lessons fun and engaging. Plus, you can download lessons and study offline wherever you are so there's no need for a constant internet connection.
Support from highly experienced Yachtmaster Instructors is always on hand. Ask questions directly within a lesson to help you through the course, and you can study anytime, anywhere for up to 12 months, moving backwards and forwards within and between lessons to ensure that you’ve fully grasped concepts and processes before moving on.
RYA Day Skipper Theory Course
A comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced or aspiring skippers who wish to gain an entry level qualification enabling them to skipper sailing or motor yachts, including charter vessels. The Day Skipper Shorebased course covers the essential knowledge needed to navigate a yacht on simple passages. The course includes compass, chart work, tides, meteorology, passage planning and pilotage, nautical terminology, rope work, safety and emergency procedures, and collision avoidance.
RYA Yachtmaster Theory Course
An advanced course in the theory of navigation and meteorology for sailors with some previous navigational experience. You will develop a comprehensive understanding of navigation theories, techniques and practices.
The course syllabus includes position fixing, using a magnetic compass, tides, tidal streams, buoyage, lights, pilotage, an introduction to GPS and electronic chart plotters, meteorology, collision prevention regulations, safety, navigation and passage planning.
The RYA Day Skipper and RYA Yachtmaster Theory courses include both interactive lessons and hands-on chart work using RYA training materials that are supplied as part of the course.
If you would prefer to learn in a classroom based environment have a look at our classroom courses:Day Skipper Theory (Classroom)