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ONLINE RYA Day Skipper or Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory Courses

ONLINE RYA Day Skipper or Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory


If you find that your time is constrained and you'd rather study at your own time before you get here, then we have the perfect solution for you:


We are now collaborating with Skippers Online, who are a recognised RYA Training Centre specialising in online training. 

Courses provided by Skippers Online will:

  • Give you realistic 3D graphics and videos to illustrate scenarios exactly as they might appear from onboard your vessel. This is particularly valuable when teaching The Collision Regulations, Buoyage and Pilotage. 

  • Provide straightforward, narrated and animated, step-by-step instructions, incorporating regular quizzes and exercises, teach navigation, meteorology, the collision regulations, buoyage and safety at your own pace.

  • Prepare you carefully for the final exams, which are taken online after you've attempted mock papers. If you don't quite make the grade we provide detailed personal feedback, suggest relevant additional study and allow unlimited resits.

  • Offer a 14-day money back guarantee, because we know that choosing whether to study in a conventional classroom environment or online is a big decision and want all our students to be 100% satisfied with their choice.

  • Employ the same state-of-the art technology chosen by major corporations such as IBM, Microsoft and Sony to deliver online training to their employees. Our lessons run on Windows PCs, Macs, iPads, iPhones and Android devices.If you don't always have access to an Internet connection, you can view lessons offline on an iOS or Android device.

Note: As of August 1, 2019 the RYA have made an undertaking to the MCA that where an invigilated exam is required the invigilator must be a RYA Instructor*. 

Skippers Online will offer all students registering after 31st July, 2019 the following 3 options:

  1. No invigilation

  2. Invigilation by a professional person such as might witness a passport application

  3. Invigilation by a RYA Instructor

Click here to see the options online.


What's Included:

  • 14 lessons

  • More than 30 quizzes and exercises that check your understanding of each topic

  • 1000s of 3D images, animations, videos, downloadable resources and external references

  • Instructor Support 7 days a week

  • 12 months access

  • Unlimited exam attempts

  • RYA Course Completion Certificate when you've passed your exams

  • 2 RYA Training Charts

  • The RYA Training Almanac

  • Course Handbook

  • Free 1st Class UK Delivery (+£10 for Europe, £20 Worldwide)

  • Optional Plotter & Divider Kit (£28)

Courses and Prices:

  • Day Skipper Theory Online - £295        

  • Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory - £325       

  • Combined Day Skipper & Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster theory - £440     


  • Plotter & Dividers - £28.00

  • Courier Delivery - £35.00 (price may vary for countries outside Europe)

Invigilation Fee: Euro 75

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