RYA Theory Courses

ONLINE RYA SKIPPERS ONLINE THEORY COURSE

  • Gib Sailing offers the most dynamic online RYA courses which are delivered by Skippers online, specialised in online training.

  • Your personal RYA shore based course Instructor gives you support and tuition throughout. You sit the exam at home in your own time.

  • Skippers Online is a Recognised RYA Distance Learning Centre based in the UK.  As of March 2018 they have taught over 2,500 RYA Day Skipper and Yachtmaster Theory students in 65 countries online. 

  • We employ the same state-of-the art technology chosen by major corporations such as IBM, Microsoft and Sony to deliver online training to their employees. Our lessons run on Windows PCs, Macs, iPads, iPhones and Android devices

  • If you don't always have access to an Internet connection, you can view lessons offline on an iOS or Android device.

  • Straightforward, narrated and animated, step-by-step instructions, incorporating regular quizzes and exercises, teach navigation, meteorology, the collision regulations, buoyage and safety at your own pace.

  • Money Back Guarantee. We know that choosing whether to study in a conventional classroom environment or online is a big decision and  want all our students to be 100% satisfied with their choice, so we offer a 14-day money back guarantee

  • 14 lessons

  • More than 30 quizzes and exercises that check your understanding of each topic

  • 1000s of 3D images, animations, videos, downloadable resources and external references

  • Instructor Support 7 days a week

  • 12 months access

  • Unlimited exam attempts

  • RYA Course Completion Certificate when you've passed your exams

  • 2 RYA Training Charts

  • The RYA Training Almanac

  • Course Handbook

  • Free 1st Class UK Delivery (+£10 for Europe, £20 Worldwide)

  • Optional Plotter & Divider Kit (£28)

We prepare you carefully for the final exams, which are taken online after you've attempted mock papers. If you don't quite make the grade we provide detailed personal feedback, suggest relevant additional study and allow unlimited resits.

We use realistic 3D graphics and videos to illustrate scenarios exactly as they might appear from onboard your vessel. This is particularly valuable when teaching The Collision Regulations, Buoyage and Pilotage. 

For aspiring skippers who wish to gain an entry level qualification enabling them to skipper sailing or motor yachts, including charter vessels,  in countries that require certification.

Buy Now £295

Included:

  • Free Trial

  • 14-day unconditional money-back guarantee

  • 25% off for 2 or more bookings

  • 12 months access

  • 24*7 Instructor Support  (from UK and Thailand)

  • Student Pack (2 charts, training almanac & course handbook)

  • RYA chart-plotter software

  • 13 fully-narrated lessons (not just the animations) including including realistic 3D graphics and embedded quizzes with instant feedback

  • 13 self-assessment exercises with fully worked answers 

  • Radar & AIS Training

  • Videos covering: updating paper charts, engine checks, dismasting, jury rig, flood control, firefighting, gas explosions, capsize, lifejacket checks, how to put on a lifejacket and what happens when it inflates, man-overboard recovery, launching and boarding a liferaft

  • Downloadable US Chart 1 (5011 equivalent) + 48 other downloadable or linked resources

  • Mock Exams with automatic feedback

  • 2 Final Online Exams with detailed instructor feedback and unlimited attempts. You can arrange your own invigilator.

  • Unlimited free exam resits

  • RYA Day Skipper Theory Course Completion Certificate to support your practical course or a professional qualification

  • Download lessons to run offline on iPads, iPhones and Android Devices

  • 2 Years further access to training materials once you’ve completed the course

  • UK Delivery by First Class Post

Options:

  • Top quality Portland Plotter and brass chart dividers, £28

  • European delivery by Airmail Tracked & Signed For, £10

  • Worldwide delivery by Airmail Tracked & Signed for (where available), £20

  • Worldwide courier delivery, £35

  • Additional 6 months, £50 or 12 months, £80

 

RYA DAY SKIPPER THEORY SYLLABUS

  • Chart Familiarisation

  • Tidal Heights

  • Tidal Streams

  • The Compass & Position Fixing

  • Dead Reckoning & Estimated Position

  • Course to Steer

  • Electronic Navigation

  • Buoyage

  • Pilotage

  • Passage Planning

  • Meteorology

  • The Collision Regulations

  • Safety & Protection of The Environment

An advanced course for experienced skippers studying towards formal certification to command vessels up to 200GRT or to apply for a MCA Master 200 Oral Examination

Buy Now £315

Included:

  • Free Trial

  • 14-day unconditional money-back guarantee

  • 25% off for 2 or more bookings

  • 12 months access

  • 24*7 Instructor Support  (from UK and Thailand)

  • Student Pack (2 charts, training almanac & course handbook)

  • RYA chart-plotter software

  • 15 fully-narrated lessons (not just the animations) including including realistic 3D graphics and embedded quizzes with instant feedback

  • 15 self-assessment exercises with fully worked answers

  • Videos covering: updating paper charts, engine checks, dismasting, jury rig, flood control, firefighting, gas explosions, capsize, lifejacket checks, how to put on a lifejacket and what happens when it inflates, man-overboard recovery, launching and boarding a liferaft

  • Downloadable US Chart 1 (5011 equivalent) + 48 other downloadable or linked resources 

  • Radar & AIS Training

  • Mock Exams with automatic feedback

  • 3 Final Online Exams with detailed instructor feedback and unlimited attempts. You can arrange your own invigilator

  • Unlimited free exam resits

  • RYA Yachtmaster Theory Course Completion Certificate to support your practical course, professional qualification or MCA Master 200 Oral Exam

  • Download lessons to run offline on iPads, iPhones and Android Devices

  • 2 Years further access to training materials once you’ve completed the course

  • UK Delivery by First Class Post

Options:

  • Top quality Portland Plotter and brass chart dividers, £28

  • European delivery by Airmail Tracked & Signed For, £10

  • Worldwide delivery by Airmail Tracked & Signed for (where available), £20

  • Worldwide courier delivery, £35

  • Additional 6 months, £50 or 12 months, £80

 

RYA YACHTMASTER THEORY SYLLABUS

  • Charts & Other Publications

  • Definition of Position, Time, Speed & Distance

  • The Compass (including allowance for deviation and swinging the compass)

  • Tidal Theory

  • Tidal Heights (including secondary ports)

  • Tidal Streams (including interpolation of drift)

  • Estimated Position

  • Course to Steer

  • Visual Aids to Navigation

  • Electronic Aids to Navigation

  • Pilotage

  • Passage Planning

  • Meteorology (including interpreting surface pressure charts)

  • The Collision Regulations

  • Safety & Protection of The Environment

Go straight to the top with our combined Day Skipper & Yachtmaster theory course. Includes both sets of exams and RYA Course Completion Certificates.

Buy Now £490

Included:

  • Free trial

  • 14-day unconditional money-back guarantee

  • 12 months access

  • 24*7 Instructor Support (from UK and Thailand)

  • Student Pack (2 charts, training almanac & 2 course handbooks)

  • RYA chart-plotter software

  • 28 fully-narrated lessons (not just the animations) including realistic 3D graphics, embedded quizzes with instant feedback

  • 28 self-assessment exercises with fully worked answers 

  • Radar & AIS Training

  • Videos covering: updating paper charts, engine checks, dismasting, jury rig, flood control, firefighting, gas explosions, capsize, lifejacket checks, how to put on a lifejacket and what happens when it inflates, man-overboard recovery, launching and boarding a liferaft

  • Downloadable US Chart 1 (5011 equivalent) + 48 other downloadable or linked resources

  • Mock Exams with automatic feedback

  • 5 Final Online Exams with detailed instructor feedback. You can arrange your own invigilator

  • Unlimited FREE exam resits

  • 2 * Course Completion Certificates to support your RYA Practical Courses, professional qualifications and MCA Master 200 Oral Exam

  • Download lessons to run offline on iPads, iPhones and Android Devices

  • 2 Years further access to training materials once you’ve completed the course

  • UK Delivery by First Class Post

Options:

  • Top quality Portland Plotter and brass chart dividers, £28

  • European delivery by Airmail Tracked & Signed For, £10

  • Worldwide delivery by Airmail Tracked & Signed for (where available), £20

  • Worldwide courier delivery, £35

  • Additional 6 months, £50 or 12 months, £80

21st Century Navigation is vulnerable to GPS failure. Hackers might penetrate the system, terrorists might jam the signal, solar storms might take out satellites or, more likely, your own onboard systems could fail. Exactly this happened to our school principal after a lightning strike. 

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The ultimate backup is a sextant, accurate timepiece, nautical almanac and a set of, what are known as "sight reduction tables". However whilst the process of translating a sextant sight into a position line is straightforward it is quite challenging to get to grips with. Unlike classroom training, where time is limited and students progress at different rates, online learning allows you to participate in lessons as many times as you wish. rewind and replay. You can also repeat exercises and, if you struggle to get to the correct answer, we'll guide you through step-by-step.

 

RYA/MCA YACHTMASTER OCEAN

Kipper Sailing's online RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean Shorebased course comprises 13 online lessons and numerous self-assessment exercises.

  • Introduction & Basic Astro Navigation Theory

  • Using a Sextant

  • Meridian Passage

  • Sun Sights

  • Plotting Your Position

  • Planet Sights

  • Moon Sights

  • Star Sights

  • Latitude by Polaris (The Pole Star)

  • Compass Check by Sun's Amplitude

  • Ocean Weather & Tropical Storms

  • Passage Planning

  • Satellite, HF communications and obtaining weather data

See here to view the first lesson.

 

 At the end of the course, you'll be set an exam and, if you pass,  we'll issue you with a RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean course completion certificate.