RYA Yachtmaster Theory

RYA YachtMaster Theory

The RYA YachtMaster Theory is an advanced course for more experienced skippers or those wishing to build on the RYA Day Skipper Theory course.
RYA YachtMaster Theory courses are run throughout the year from our base in London.

Please have a look at our article “Is the RYA Yachtmaster Theory course right for me?” for further information.

RYA YachtMaster Theory Course Content This course will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the YachtMaster Coastal and YachtMaster Offshore practical exams. The course concentrates on advanced navigation and meteorology skills.

Subjects include:

  • Charts and publications
  • Tides and how to use them
  • Weather predictions using a barometer and by observation
  • Course shaping and plotting
  • Use of electronic navigation
  • Customs and excise regulations for cruising abroad.

We now have a set of RYA Theory Course tuition videos and Equinox Sailing Manual to accompany our theory courses.

Please download the RYA Chart Plotter before your course- you will receive an activation code in your first session.  The chart plotter is compatible with PC and Mac and will form part of the navigation element of your course.

Previous experience required Day Skipper Theory
Duration 40 hours plus assessments and homework
Max instructor ratio 12:1
Cost £300


All training materials RYA almanac and exams are included.
You will need to bring a pen, 2B pencil, eraser, paper and a Portland plotter and dividers.
We can provide a Portland plotter and dividers for £23. If you would like to order a set please mention when booking your course.

Available dates

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Wondering what to do next?

Why not continue your RYA qualification and attend a RYA Coastal Skipper course.
Have a taste for sailing and would like some more experience? Why not come out cruising with us.
Interested in gaining seamile? Join us on a mile building trip.
Fancy something a little faster? Why not come out racing or on a race training course.

RYA One Day Courses
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RYA First Aid
RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance
RYA Sea Survival Course
Learn more about the One Day Courses we offer.

If you have any other question please contact us or check out our FAQ page.

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