To assist you in preparing for your course, you will find in this section all the syllabi for the courses so you can read through and see what you will be covering.
On completion of the RYA Cruising Level 2 – Basic Skills course you will have a basic knowledge of sailing and be capable of sailing a yacht in light winds as crew and helm with a skipper on board.
The RYA Competent Crew Sailing course is taught on board a sail cruising yacht of 7-15 metres length of waterline (LWL).
The RYA Coastal Skipper Sailing Course is designed to teach you the skills and techniques required to skipper a cruising sailing yacht, between 7 -15 meters in length, safely on coastal and offshore passages by day and night.
The RYA Day Skipper Sailing Theory provides a comprehensive introduction to chart work, navigation, meteorology and the basics of seamanship.
The purpose of the RYA Basic Sea Survival for Small Craft course is to give you an understanding of how to use the safety equipment carried on small boats, including a practical session on launching and boarding a life raft.
The aim of the RYA Diesel Engine course is to give an awareness of the main systems of a marine diesel engine and the ability to take simple measures to prevent mechanical breakdown at sea and rectify defects which do not require workshop support.
The RYA Start Sailing Level 1 Course is taught on board a sail cruising yacht of 7 – 15 metres in length. This course will give the novice a short introduction to sailing. It is aimed to give you a basic understanding of yacht handling under sail.
The RYA Sart Yachting Course is taught on board a sail cruising yacht of 7 – 15 metres in length. It gives you a short introduction to sailing cruising and is perfect for novices.
The RYA Day Skipper Sailing Course is taught on board a sail cruising yacht of 7-15 metres length of waterline (LWL).
The RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship theory course provides an introduction to the basic skills required before taking a small boat to sea or taking an active part in running a boat.
The RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtsmaster Offshore Theory is an advanced course in navigation, meteorology and Collision Regulations for candidates wishing to do the RYA Coastal Skipper course or the Yachtmaster Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore Preparation weeks.
The RYA Marine VHF Radio SRC (Short Range Certificate) course is for anyone who operates a fixed or a handheld marine VHF (Very High Frequency) Radio.