We are pleased to offer the full range of RYA Interactive and NavatHome online learning courses. These provide you a convenient alternative way to study an RYA theory course.

Ideally suited to those Yacht Skippers and crew who cannot spare the time to attend an intensive course at our training offices in Hamble.

RYA Interactive online courses:

  • The Short Range VHF Certificate course (exam fee applies)


  • Professional Practices and Responsibilities (PPR)

  • RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship

hen you enrol onto an RYA Interactive course some of your personal details will be passed onto the RYA for processing and recording your marks and qualifications. Full details of the information that will be retained by the RYA and how it may be used can be found HERE .

Online Interactive Navigation Courses:

We also offer Navigation at Home study options which allow you to complete:

  • RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship

  • RYA Day Skipper Theory

  • RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Theory

  • RYA Ocean Yachtmaster Theory

All of these courses can be taken in your own time and at your own convenience.

Using our online interactive courses you have total control over the speed at which you study, when and where you take the RYA exams. You really can learn at any time and anywhere you happen to be; office, home, even when travelling. Studying can be fitted in around your social life and work routine.

All the study material that you will need to complete your course is included; study manuals, practice charts, RYA and Admiralty booklets and online training almanac or practice navigation tables. RYA exam fees and course directions.

The RYA Day Skipper course also includes:

  • Plotter, dividers, rope, pencils, erasers and all the essential hardware (hardware pack option).

Plus! you will get e-mail support from our team of dedicated course tutors.




RYA Online courses

RYA Safe and Fun Safeguarding Course

Safe and Fun, RYA safeguarding course is a prerequisite for all new dinghy, windsurf & senior instructors, as well as Level 2 Race Coaches; however, it can be taken by anyone who wishes to wor

RYA Essential Navigation – distance learning online

RYA Essential Navigation course requires no previous knowledge and teaches you the essential navigation and seamanship skills to take a vessel out to sea. The Essential Navigation course is an online

RYA Day Skipper shorebased theory – distance learning online (through Navathome)

RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Theory provides you with the theory knowledge required to enable you to safely Skipper a boat in waters you know during the hours of daylight prior to going on a Day Skipper

RYA Yachtmaster/Coastal Shorebased Theory Courses- distance learning online (through Navathome)

RYA Yachtmaster/Coastal Shorebased Theory Courses are intended to provide the theory knowledge required to help you pass RYA Yachtmaster practical exams first time.
RYA Yachtmaster/Coastal Shorebased

RYA Ocean Yachtmaster theory – distance learning online (through Navathome)

RYA Ocean Yachtmaster theory – unravel the mysteries of astro navigation, using a sextant, ocean passage making, worldwide meteorology and electronic navigation aids.
This course is for those a

RYA Interactive CEVNI Test – Distance learning online

RYA Interactive CEVNI Test – European Code for Inland Waterways (Code Europeen des Voies de la Navigation Interieure) governs navigation on all interconnected waterways of Europe. The CEVNI is t

RYA VHF SRC Interactive Training & Exam

The RYA VHF SRC Interactive Training & Exam syllabus includes basic VHF operation, the correct VHF frequencies, use of DSC (Digital Selective Calling) and GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress & Saf

Professional Practices and Responsibilities – distance learning

Professional Practices and Responsibilities – distance learning

Each year approximately 4,500 people apply to the RYA for a commercial endorsement in order to use their RYA qualifications pro

Student Comments

Friendly welcome. All staff helpful. Relaxed atmosphere. Instructors gave clear explanations of safety equipment and how to perform tasks expected of crew. Very tolerant of mistakes made. Encouraged us to Continue Reading

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