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RYA Online Courses

RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship

The RYA Online Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course is an inspiring online course for anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving – or pretty much anything else on the water!

This course will give you the essential knowledge needed when you’re afloat, from navigation to safety and seamanship to passage planning. It is ideal for users of small boats such as RIBs and day boats such as those used by anglers.  It’s also a great course for those who are currently crewing on yachts and want to learn a little more before eventually progressing to the full Day Skipper courses. See below for details of how to register for the online course.

Course Fee: $355

RYA Day Skipper Online Theory

Pacific Sailing School now provides an online RYA Day Skipper Theory in partnership with Above and Beyond Boating. This gives you the flexibility to complete the course without committing several days to a classroom! Click here for more info

Course Fee: $695

RYA Coastal Skipper Online Theory

This is an advanced course in coastal navigation. It assumes knowledge to Day Skipper level. The terms Coastal Skipper theory and Yachtmaster theory refer to the same qualification. The course aims to  take you to an advanced level of knowledge for chart work, tides, weather and collision regulations and is the peak theory qualification for coastal navigation.

Completion of your Day Skipper theory course is a prerequiste for Yachtmaster theory mainly because of the extensive knowledge of tides covered in day skipper.

Included in the course are:
RYA pack containing practice charts, Yachtmaster course notes, the RYA Southern Hemisphere almanac, assessment and the certificate on successful completion of the course.
Certification:- RYA Yachtmaster Theory Certificate .
Assessment:- Included and online.
Cost: $695

RYA ICC CEVNI Endorsement

Anyone requiring an ICC valid for inland waters must pass the CEVNI Test. A valid ICC is often required for cruising Europe’s inland waters. To validate your ICC (International Certificate of Competence) for inland waters you must take the CEVNI test, which checks your knowledge of the rules and signs that skippers of pleasure craft are expected to know and follow.

The RYA ICC CEVNI test is a multiple choice. After booking your course with us, you can practice the test before taking it for real by going to our RYA Interactive site and clicking “Try the test”. You can try the practice test as many times as you like and your score won’t be recorded.

Once you have completed the CEVNI test, you will be told immediately whether you have been successful or not. Follow the on-screen instructions for details of how to get your ICC validated for inland waters.

Course Fee $90

PPR - Professional Practices and Responsibilities

Note a – This course is only for RYA Instructors

Note b – The PPR courses is Mac and PC friendly

This course is designed to give you a better understanding of your obligations and the rules and regulations under which you operate in the commercial maritime world. More importantly, it will teach you where to find the information you need to ensure you are operating within the law. You can complete the course and assessment at your own pace and in the comfort of your home or office. I am sure you will agree by the end of the course, that you are better prepared to work safely within the professional maritime sector. Good luck. Richard Falk RYA Training Manager

Course Fee $90