RYA Theory Courses

All our online theory courses are delivered by Navathome, an RYA Recognised Training Centre specialising in online training.

This option gives you total control of your study time and place and your and rate of progress.  Given that when you study is entirely up to you, it is dependent on some self discipline to ensure that you work systematically towards completing your chosen qualification. You will  be supported by a fully qualified and experienced Navathome instructor who can assist and clarify on issues and questions that may arise.

Recommended on line study time is 50 hours, plus some time allowed for revision and practice.

 

RYA Day Skipper

Course Requirements

Whilst no previous experience is necessary for this course, we would recommend practical sailing experience, either dinghy or yacht experience, ideally to Competent Crew level or equivalent.

Duration

The online course takes approximately 40 to 45 hours, given that everyone learns at their own pace. There is an initial 6 months time limit to complete the course with a further 6 month extension available at a cost of an additional £30 fee.

What’s Included?

  • Access to the online course for a period of 6 months
  • A course pack including a chart, Breton plotter, dividers, course handbook, exercises and an electronic chart plotter simulator download. Please read the shipping information prior to booking.
  • Email support from one of Navathome’s instructors.
  • RYA certification issued by Navathome upon successful completion of the course, namely the RYA Day Skipper Shorebased certificate.

Course Syllabus

  • The basics of seamanship
  • The essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage
  • Chartwork
  • Electronic charts
  • Position fixing
  • Plotting a course to steer
  • Weather forecasting and meteorology
  • Tides
  • Collision regulations
  • Construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat
  • Emergency and safety procedures including distress calls,use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts

Registration And Price

Please read the Navathome Terms & Conditions and the Navathome Data Protection Policy prior to booking as they outline all details of the booking with Navathome.

The cost of this course is £295

When enquiring please specify which course is of interest.

More Information Day Skipper

Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster

The Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore Advanced theory training course is for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course. This course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages.

This course will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the Yachtmaster™ Coastal and Yachtmaster™ Offshore practical exams, concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills.

Students in the southern hemisphere can take advantage of the southern hemisphere version of our training materials, ensuring that your course is relevant to you.

The course is taught over 40 hours with three exam papers. It can be covered as a series of short sessions, as an intensive week-long course, or by distance learning.

Course Requirements

Students should be in possession of the practical and theoretical knowledge up to Day Skipper level.

Duration

The online course takes approximately 60 hours, given that everyone learns at their own pace. There is an initial 6 months time limit to complete the course with a further 6 month extension available at a cost of an additional £30 fee.

What’s Included?

  • Access to the online course for a period of 6 months
  • A course pack including a chart, Breton plotter, dividers, course handbook, exercises and an electronic chart plotter simulator download. Please read the shipping information prior to booking.
  • Email support from one of Navathome’s instructors.
  • RYA certification issued by Navathome upon successful completion of the course, namely the RYA Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Offshore Theory certificate.

Course Syllabus

Chart basics
How to use the chart and check chart datum.
Checking and making chart corrections.
Compass variation and deviation
Variation and deviation explained using animated drawings and sketches.
Solving problems of healing error and dip.
All about tides
Tidal terminology.
Using tide tables advanced.
Using and working out secondary port information.
Using and applying time zones.
Tidal stream and the tidal stream atlas.
Working with tidal diamonds.
Using the computations of rates graph.
Position fixing
Dead reckoning and working up an estimated position taking into account tides and leeway.
Techniques for visual fixing.
Course to steer
How to work out and plot a compass course to steer taking into account tides, leeway, time zones and computation of rates.
Electronic aids to navigation
Includes the free Navathome radar simulator use of GPS, chart navigation systems, AIS and much more.
Electronic chart plotting
Basics and exercises on using a chart plotter.
Passage planning
Regulations.
Planning, routines and watch systems
Execution and monitoring a passage.
Visual aids to navigation
Buoyage and lights.
Leading lines and lights.
Distance off by rising and dipping.
Pilotage
Leading lines and transits.
Clearing bearings.
Pilot plans and restricted visibility.

Registration And Price

Please read the Navathome Terms & Conditions and the Navathome Data Protection Policy and Shipping Information prior to booking as they outline all details of the booking with Navathome.

The cost of this course is £295

When enquiring please specify which course is of interest.

More Information Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster