Online Training 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.
Course Fee: $355
Online Skipper Course
The complete course features 35 lessons, put together with multiple video tutorials and questions to guide you through the journey to becoming a fantastic skipper.
What’s brilliant about this course, is that you can now let your interests direct your own learning. The modular approach to online learning means you can keep learning in bite-sized lessons when you have time to focus on a particular skill.
Module 1: Preparation
Preparation of yourself, your vessel and your crew. Calling for help, avoiding collisions, inducting and managing new crew.
Module 2: Weather & Passage Planning
Passage planning and preparation for short and long voyages, weather, tides and current, provisioning, crew management, and contingency planning.
Module 3: Learn Your Own Boat
Understand, learn to check and maintain your boat’s systems. If you don’t like wasting money, that could have been avoided with appropriate care and maintenance, you will enjoy this section!
Module 4: Boat Handling
Enjoy a structured approach to boat handling. Our lessons have been put together to give you a solid skillset to handle even the most complex of manoeuvres. The tutorials set you up to stay on a path of continual skill development for docking, mooring, and include all of the critical elements for practising your man overboard recovery.
Module 5: Sailing Skills
Advance your seamanship skills and make your boat easy to handle. Even for the most experienced of skippers, the training in these modules will be a game-changer for conveying to your crew what you need them to do!
The course takes around 7 hours in total. It is structured so you can review the material as fast or slow as you feel comfortable.
Course fee: $55 per module or $220 for all 5 modules
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 information.
Course fee: $695
Online VHF Course
On completion of the course, you will have the opportunity to complete an exam and get your VHF Radio Licence. A VHF Licence will allow you to apply for an MMSI number for your vessel. An MMSI number programmed into your radio will allow the DSC function to be used in an emergency. The MMSI number will also enable your vessel to transmit via AIS. A Radio Licence and an MMSI number is essential for everyone wishing to be safe on the water.
The course take around 4 hours to complete.
Certification:– Short Range Operators Certificate of Proficiency (SROCP)
Assessment:– The assessment is conducted via a video call with a multiple choice examination and practical assessment on using a VHF radio
Course fee: $155 – Payable to enrol in the course
Remote Assessment: $100 – Conducted via zoom and payable to Above & Beyond Boating when schedule the exam. This assessment fee is not included in your course enrolment.
Exam fee: $89 – Exam processing and Licence Fee is paid directly to the Office of Maritime Communications when you sit the examination. This licence fee is not included in your course enrolment.
Complete Skipper Course
The Complete Skipper course is a comprehensive online learning experience that will advance your pathway to becoming a confident and proficient skipper. Whether you want to be a Sydney Adventurer, East Coast Explorer, or Blue Water Skipper, the Complete Skipper course will give you the skills and knowledge to take your boat on passages in a safe and enjoyable way.
The Complete Skipper is a bundle of our leading online training courses to complement the time you spend on your boat. The flexible online format allows you to choose when you want to study the course content and how long you spend completing lessons and activities. You can work through the content in a few days, or spread out over a few weeks if life is keeping you busy!
The courses that make up the Complete Skipper are the VHF Radio Course, Online Skipper, and the RYA Day Skipper Shorebased.
RYA Day Skipper Shorebased course notes, 2 Training charts and the RYA training almanac, Complete Skipper Training book, ABB Passage Planner & Vessel Logbook. Navigators tools: course plotter, dividers, 2B pencil, eraser
The course takes around 50 hours to complete
Investment for 1 person: $985 (saving $140)
Investment for 2 people: $1645 (saving $605)