RYA on-line courses


Online courses are delivered in partnership with Skippers Online, who take care of the course delivery so you can create your own structure and training schedule. We can offer supplementary coaching in person if you get lost in the process, but this is not usually needed.

You can read more about RYA courses on the RYA website – here

RYA Day Skipper Navigation & Theory

RYA Day Skipper Navigation & Theory course is designed for those new to skippering and those who already skipper, but want a thorough grounding in theory and navigation for cruising.

The course is intended for participants with sailing experience and who want to improve their skippering skills from a theory perspective, so as to be able to skipper a small yacht in familiar waters in daylight in preparation of taking the RYA Day Skipper practical course and exam.

The course covers the following topics: seamanship, coastal navigation and pilotage, chartwork, electronic charts, position fixing, plotting a course to steer, meteorology, tides, and collision regulations.

This course is recognised by the Danish Maritime Authority as an equivalent to the Duelighedbevis theory exam. More information from the RYA can be found at: RYA Day Skipper and Navigation Theory

Once you have the theory, why not head with others on the course to do the RYA practical with one of our partner RYA RTCs somewhere warm?

RYA Yachtmaster Online Course

The RYA Yachtmaster Certificate is a gold bench mark standard. This theory course is a preparation for the Yachtmaster Coastal, or Yachtmaster offshore or Yachtmaster Ocean exams. All three certificates require extensive documented experience in passages and skippering - you can find out more on the RYA website here. Requirements also include up to date first aid and VHF SRC certificates.


This on-line course is delivered with Skippers on-line, so you can progress through the course at your own pace. If you are interested in doing this course then sign up here directly with online skippers or contact us here, as sometimes we bundle the online course with mile and skill building courses with partners.