RYA YachtMaster Theory Online Course

RYA YachtMaster Theory Online Course

As an agent for Navathome.com we are now able to offer the RYA YachtMaster Theory Course online.

An advanced course for more experienced skipper, or those wishing to build on the Day Skipper course.

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, concentrating 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
  • Course Details

    Previous experience required Day Skipper Theory
    Duration approx 40 hours
    Interactive Online Course Expires after 6 Months, further 6 month extensions are available for £30 each
    Cost £300

    RYA Theory Course Videos

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

    Click here for an interactive demo of this course.

    To Book

    Booking Form

    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?

    Want to experience night sailing and watch systems? Why not join us on one of our mile builders.

    Fancy something a little faster? Why not come out racing or on a race training course?

    RYA Specialist Courses

    Learn more about the Specialist Courses we offer.

    Further Information

    Contact Us

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

    Terms and Conditions

    The RYA Day Skipper Theory course is delivered by Navathome.com, a RYA recognised training centre Under Navathome.com and consumer protection (Distance Selling) regulations you have a statuary cooling off period of 14 days from the day, your receive your course. During this period you can cancel your purchase up to 14 days from the day of purchase. At any time during this period you can notify Navathome.com that you wish to cancel your contract with us and we will give a full refund including any delivery charges. The course materials must be returned in an ‘as new’ condition and the postage paid. If the course materials are being returned because they are faulty then Navathome.com will refund any postage costs. Access to the online course material is terminated immediately. You will not be able to claim a full refund if the course material has been damaged or if you have no proof of purchase. Navathome.com reserves the right to deduct for the net cost of any missing or damaged course materials and postage.


    Payments for course fees are due, in full, at the time of enrolment. The student pack will be sent on the next working day and delivery to Europe is included in the course price. Additional fees may be applied to addresses outside of these areas. Navathome.com will not be held responsible for any duty or expenses incurred in the country of delivery.

    Internet access

    Students must have access to the internet and email to complete the course.


    The course is not transferable and access is for the applicant only.

    Course expiry

    There is an extendable access period of 6 months set for the course. An admin fee of £30 is charged for each time the course is extended. If the access lapses it can still be extended anytime within a period of 3 years from the date the access period lapsed. If a course remains dormant for more than 3 years, (has lapsed and not been extended within a period of three years) it will be terminated and the log in removed. Once a student has passed the assessment their course is complete and their access terminated.


    Please check that the free trial runs on your device before booking. The courses do not use a platform so work on most devices including Ipad, Iphone, PC, Mac, Android etc. There some issues with the free chart plotter simulator provided by the RYA. It works on PC and Mac but not on mobile devices. It is not essential to the courses so can be worked around if a student does not have access the PC based units.

    Pre course knowledge

    Students should be at the correct level for the course being taken. No previous experience is required to take the Day Skipper theory course, Day skipper level theory is required for the Coastal/Yachtmaster theory and Coastal/Yachtmaster theory is required before taking the RYA Ocean theory.

    What we provide

    We will provide online back up and land line telephone backup as required by each student and every endeavor will be made to help students achieve their aims. We will not disclose information about students unless we are legally obliged to do so or a student has agreed in writing in advance. By enrolling you confirm that we may hold necessary business information about you including your name, address, course booking, payment and course record. Any contract between you and us shall be governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute. All dealings, correspondence and contact between us and you shall be made or conducted in the English language. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of course information. However, we cannot accept any liability for errors, omissions or inaccuracies in the course content. We continuously improve the course content and we do welcome any feedback from students which improve the quality of the course. All online material has been written and is under copyright to Navathome.com Ltd/ No part of the online documents can be reproduced, stored in or introduced into a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise) or for any purpose, without the express written permission of Vic and Lyn Punch. Course material should be treated as for any copyrighted material.