Summary

  • Study at home with an online RYA theory course
  • Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course - delivered by RYA interactive
  • Day Skipper Theory Course - delivered by Sailing Course Online
  • Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore Theory Course - delivered by Sailing Course Online

Intro

RYA certificates for Day Skipper and above require a theory element and exam. The most convenient way to achieve these requirements is to study online, in the comfort of your home. Our fully interactive animated courses will allow you to do just that.

Course Delivery

Our online courses with the exception of the Essential Navigation and Seamanship are delivered by our partners Sailing Course Online, a recognized training centre specializing in online training.

RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course

A basic introduction to navigation and safety for anyone new to boating: sailors, powerboaters, sea anglers, divers and boatmasters. Also useful for experienced dinghy and keelboat sailors and inshore racers.

This course is run by RYA Interactive. To book this course please contact: Debbie@go-n-sail.com

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Assumed knowledge:None
Minimum duration:16 hours
Minimum age:None
Course content:Charts and Publications, safety, engine checks, buoyage, tidal awareness, visual and electronic navigation, pilotage, rules of the road, anchoring, weather forecasts, passage planning
Ability after course:Basic knowledge of navigation and safety

RYA Day Skipper Theory Course

A comprehensive introduction to chartwork navigation meteorology and the basics of seamanship. Invaluable for learning how to start making decisions on board and if you are considering taking the Day Skipper practical course.

This course is run by sailingcourseonline.co.uk. To book this course please contact: Debbie@go-n-sail.com

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Assumed knowledge:Some practical experience is desirable.
Minimum duration:40 hours plus exam time.
Minimum age:None
Course content:Seamanship, coastal navigation and pilotage, chartwork, electronic charts, position fixing, plotting a course to steer, weather forecasting and meteorology, tides, collision regulations
Ability after course:Background knowledge to skipper a small yacht in familiar waters by day

Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore Theory Course

Ideal for candidates for the Coastal Skipper practical course & Yachtmaster Offshore exam. Some revision of the Day Skipper shorebased course plus more advanced skills in offshore & coastal navigation by day & night, pilotage & meteorology.

This course is run by sailingcourseonline.co.uk. To book this course please contact: Debbie@go-n-sail.com

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Assumed knowledge:Knowledge to the level of Day Skipper Shorebased.
Minimum duration:40 hours plus exam time
Minimum age:None
Course content:Position fixing, course shaping and plotting, tidal knowledge, use of almanacs and admiralty publications, electronic position finding equipment, taking and interpreting forecasts, plotting weather systems, weather predictions using a barometer.
Ability after course:Background knowledge to skipper a yacht on coastal passages by day & night.

Data Protection

To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with Sailing Course Online via www.sailingcourseonline.co.uk. This training website and database is held and maintained on a secure server. Sailing Course 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.

Your payment information will be collected by ‘go-n-sail’ on behalf of Sailing Course Online. This information is collected by ‘go-n-sail’ and is not passed on to any other organisation. Payment information for the purpose of logging you into the Sailing Course Online admin will not be retained once the payment is made.

Your name and email address will be entered on www.sailingcourseonline.co.uk in order to create your user account. Your postal address will be provided in order to send your student pack. You will have access to the site for eight months in order to complete your online course. During this period, your personal information will be held on the website by Sailing Course Online and may be available to ‘go-n-sail’ who may have access to the Sailing Course Online database. This period maybe extended should you wish to extend your course access.

On completion of your course, your name and email will be retained by Sailing Course Online for the purpose of recording details of the course and any certification you gain as a result of it. This information allows Sailing Course Online to record your certification. Your Instructor will not hold any information for the purposes of Sailing Course Online student support after this date. Please note that this agent may hold information to enable provision of other training not associated with the Sailing Course Online course.

Should you not complete the course in the given time frame, your name and email will be retained by Sailing Course Online for the purpose of recording details of the course. This information allows Sailing Course Online to retain a record of coursework you have completed.

If you would like your personal data removed from www.sailingcourseonline.co.uk prior to the end of your access period or at any time before you have completed your course, you can request it by email. Please contact instructor@sailingcourseonline.co.uk giving your name and email address and the course you would like to delete. Please note that if you request deletion of your account before you have completed your course, your access to the course and records of your progress will be lost.

If you would like details of your online course removing from the Sailing Course Online database when you have completed the course, please email your request to instructor@sailingcourseonline.co.uk giving your name and email address. Please note that removal of course details from the Sailing Course Online database, means that any certification gained as a result of this course will not be verifiable by Sailing Course Online, nor would Sailing Course Online be able to help with a replacement certificate.

Full details of how Sailing Course Online will deal with your personal information is given in the Sailing Course Online terms and conditions.


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