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All our online courses are delivered by Navathome, an RYA Recognised Training Centre specialising in online training
Each course has a 6 month access period with an admin fee to extend
RYA Day Skipper Theory Online Course:
A comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers

This course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day. A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising.

We are continually updating our courses to take into account developments in technology and the electronic navigation aids now available on most cruising boats.

Pre-requisites: No previous experience or knowledge required. However, practical experience to the Competent Crew level is recommended. Open to ages 16 and up.

Course Duration: The online theory course takes approximately 45 hours, students progress at their own pace.

Successful completion of this course will earn you the RYA Day Skipper Shorebased certificate, recognised around the world.

Course topics include:

- the basics of seamanship
- the essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage
- chartwork
- electronic charts
- position fixing
- plotting a course to steer
- weather forecasting, meteorology and tides
- collision regulations
- construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat
- emergency and safety procedures including distress calls,use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts
RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmasterâ„¢ Theory Online :
Advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course

This course will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the RYA Yachtmasterâ„¢ Coastal and RYA Yachtmasterâ„¢ Offshore practical exams, concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills.

As with the Day Skipper shorebased course, the RYA's specially designed chart plotter software will be used during the course to give you a realistic taste of modern electronic navigation.

Pre-requisites: Prior experience and knowledge to the RYA Day Skipper practical and RYA Day Skipper Online Theory level is mandatory. Open to ages 16 and up.

Course Duration: The online theory course takes approximately 60 hours, students progress at their own pace.

Successful completion of this course will earn you the RYA Coastal Yachtmaster Theory certificate.

Course topics include:

- position fixing
- course shaping and plotting
- tidal knowledge
- use of almanacs and admiralty publications
- electronic position finding equipment
- forecasting and plotting weather systems, using barometer and observations
- collision regulations
- customs and excise regulations for cruising abroad
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£295 for six months access
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£295 for six months access
View the Navathome T&Cs
As an agent for Navathome, Braye Sea School is able to connect students to their superb online training program. This training is delivered by Navathome, an RYA Recognised Training Centre specialising in online training. Instructors at Navathome are available 7 days a week to support students throughout the course.