This course follows on from the Day Skipper course and builds on many of the subjects covered on that course but in much more depth, whilst also introducing many other new and equally important subjects. This course is aimed at those wishing to go onto complete the Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster practical courses and exams as well as the recreational boaters wishing to widen their knowledge base. By the end of the course you should be equipped with the knowledge to navigate a sailing yacht or powered craft in unfamiliar coastal and offshore waters during the day and night.
A knowledge/skill base to the level of RYA Day Skipper Shorebased.
This is an eLearning course, but an RYA instructor is on hand to provide as much support as you require, this is done predominately by email, but Skype/Zoom chats can be organised at pre-arranged times.
Approximately 5 days
Pay online, we create and send you all the login details and post your course pack.
Sailing Courses Online, an RYA Training Centre specialising in online courses.
To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with 'Sailing Courses Online'. This training website and database is held and maintained on a secure server. Sailing Courses Online is an RYA training centre which specialises in online navigation training and will not use your personal information for any reason other than enabling your course.
Once you've received a confirmation email from us, you can login with the username & password that is emailed to you.
Your course pack will be posted to you but you don't need to wait for this to start your course.
Carry out the online training course at your own pace. (Maximum 6 months
If you have any questions at any stage during your course, simply email your instructor.
At the end you need to sit tests. If you need this qualification commercially please talk to us as you may need to be invigilated. On successful completion, you will receive your certificate in the post.
You do not necessarily need your Yachtmaster Theory online course assessment invigilated.. have a read through the below as this may answer the question as to whether you do or not..
What is assessment invigilation and who can conduct it?
In some cases, it is necessary to arrange for an RYA Instructor to be present throughout the assessment to verify that you haven't received any outside assistance. This may be an RYA Instructor of any level.
When is invigilation required, do I really need it?
In most cases, invigilation of the final theory assessment is not necessary and is completely optional. We have summarised this for you below:
Invigilation is not required:
Invigilation will be required:
How can invigilation be arranged?
You may choose to make your own arrangements independently, please note: the chosen RYA recognised Training Centre may wish to charge a fee to cover their instructor time. This will need to be agreed by your instructor to ensure the centre you wish to be invigilated is acceptable to do it at.
If you have not managed to complete your course within 6 months, the extension fee can be paid here to add additional time.
The course has been tested on the following operating systems:
Mac OS X 10.6 or later
Windows XP or later