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, 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
  • 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.

    RYA Chart Plotter

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

    Course Details

    Previous experience required RYA Day Skipper Theory

    Duration 40 hours

    Max instructor ratio 12:1

    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.

    Cost £390

    Available Dates

    Available dates

    To Book

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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?

    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.

    Who are the RYA?

    Find out more about the Royal Yachting Association (RYA): Who are the RYA?