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Which RYA Theory course is right for me?

Which RYA Theory course is right for me?

As well as running practical courses Equinox Sailing also run RYA theory courses; the theory courses enable sailors to keep learning when the nights draw in and the weather isn’t so nice for sailing.

RYA theory courses are run traditionally in the class room and normally over a number of evenings and a weekend.  In our experience we are finding that more and more people are unable to attend regular evening sessions and we are pleased we are now able to offer the theory courses online.  An online theory course comes with all the course material and equipment required and is supported by an instructor who can be contacted by phone or email should you have any queries .

The advantage of completing an RYA theory course online is the flexibility this provides- you can complete the theory course in your own time, from a location of your choosing but safe in the knowledge if you do get stuck there is an instructor only a phone call or email away.

Equinox Sailing runs the following theory courses:-

RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship theory course is an entry level theory course and is suited to people new to sailing or are thinking about attending an RYA Competent Crew course.  It provides an introduction to navigation and safety.  The theory course is available to do online and normally take 16 hours to complete.

Please have a look at our article, Is the RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Theory course right for me for further information.

RYA Day Skipper theory course is essential for anyone thinking about attending their RYA Day Skipper practical course.  It provides you with a comprehensive introduction to chartwork, tides, meteorology and the ‘rules of the road’.  The course is available to take in a classroom or as an online course and normally takes 40 hours to complete.

Please have a look at our article, Is the RYA Day Skipper Theory course right for me for further information.

RYA YachtMaster theory course is an advanced course for anyone considering taking their RYA YachtMaster Coastal, or RYA YachtMaster Offshore exams.  The course allows some time for revision of the content covered in the RYA Day Skipper theory course but it is strongly advised to have previous knowledge to or have completed the RYA Day Skipper theory course before embarking on this course.  The course is available to take in a classroom or as an online course and normally takes 40 hours to complete.

Please have a look at our article, Is the RYA YachtMaster Theory course right for me for further information.

If you are interested in details on any of the above courses please contact us.

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