When you start one of our RYA Day Skipper or Coastal Skipper Practical courses, you need to have the appropriate level of theory knowledge for that course. The best way to obtain this is by booking a theory course, which can be delivered in the classroom, online, or as a combination of the two.
Why is theory important, even in this age of technological marvels? Because making best use of technology depends on an understanding of the world it is based on. And because if the technology lets you down, or you lose the battery power to run it, your knowledge of how to use paper charts will get you home.
If your preference is for a classroom based course, with the benefit of face-to-face interaction with your instructor and other students, you could book onto one of our scheduled courses.
If you prefer the flexibility of an online course, which would allow you to dip in and out of modules during your spare time, we offer access to ‘Sailing Courses Online’, a widely used platform for online learning.
You could even enjoy the best of both worlds with our hybrid online/classroom programme.