Learn online, at your pace
With content structured for a virtual experience, Sail and Power and our partner, Sailing Course Online, help you gain theory knowledge that’s essential for when you’re out on the water. The courses we offer include RYA Day Skipper and RYA Coastal / Yachtmaster™.
Our partner, Sailing Course Online, has successfully delivered courses to thousands of students, many of whom have gone on to undertake a practical course. Even though the course is online, you’re only an email away from fast and helpful support from the team of qualified instructors.
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RYA Day Skipper Theory
RYA Day Skipper online theory is an enjoyable entry level shorebased course that gives a rounded and practical introduction to the basics of navigation. The course is delivered fully online enabling you to complete it from the comfort of your own home and at your own pace. All course materials are provided in a handy navigator’s bag: including paper charts, training almanac, shorebased notes, Portland plotter and dividers. Instructor support and the cost of the exams is also included in your course price.
The Day Skipper syllabus is designed to give a new skipper the confidence to plan and safely undertake day time passages. It covers the basics of chartwork, tidal systems, seamanship, meteorology and collision regulations. It also deals with coming in and out of the harbour and the factors to consider when looking for an anchorage.
Armed with your newly-acquired theory knowledge, you are able to undertake the RYA Day Skipper practical course, which is typically held over 5 days.
Upon completion of both your RYA Day Skipper practical and theory course certificates, you are also able to apply for an ICC (International Certificate of Competence). Holding your ICC means you can bareboat charter a yacht in many countries worldwide.
About Sailing Course Online
This online theory course is delivered by our partner company, Sailing Course Online, who are a RYA Recognised Training Centre specialising in online training. The course content is specifically delivered for an online experience, with bite-sized modules, regular auto-marked tests, and full support from the instructors at Sailing Course Online whenever you need them.
By booking a RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster™ online theory course you are agreeing to Sailing Course Online’s terms and conditions. Access the full Sailing Course Online terms and conditions here.
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The RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster™ online theory course is designed to give more experienced skippers the confidence to undertake longer and more complex passages which may involve sailing at night. The course is delivered fully online enabling you to complete it from the comfort of your own home and at your own pace.
All course materials are provided in a handy navigator’s bag: including paper charts, training almanac, shorebased notes, Portland plotter and dividers. Instructor support and the cost of the exams is also included in your course price.
The Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster™ syllabus builds on knowledge already gained at a Day Skipper level. This includes chartwork, collision regulations, tidal height calculations, tidal streams, pilotage and passage planning, meteorology, and electronic navigation techniques.
Completing this theory course enables you to undertake an RYA Coastal Skipper or RYA Yachtmaster™ practical course, which is typically held over 5 days. It provides you with knowledge and confidence undertake more advanced passages, explore tranquil anchorages and visit foreign destinations. If your three exams are formally invigilated, you can also use it as a commercially-endorsed qualification and a stepping stone towards a career on the water.