Online RYA courses

Online theory course 

Online theory booking form

We offer online theory courses as a distance learning package for clients who are time or location restricted. It is not always possible to commit the time to an intensive class room course. We have an association with Skippers online , an approved RYA distance learning center in the UK.  
The online courses are easy to join and complete in a modular way. 

You are not alone with the online course

 there is a good support structure.

There is a good support structure online. We can also provide tutorials and revision when you come on one of our practical courses, be it day skipper or at yachtmaster level.


 Great way to prepare for practical courses

We find that today people are time limited. By being able to prepare with the relevant online theory course you can save time and cost, allowing more time on the water for practical courses.

The materials developed by Skippers Online lead you through the RYA theory courses which complement the practical courses.


Realistic Scenarios


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. 




Step by Step Instructions


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.

Our Platform


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.


What’s Included?

  • 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 u0026amp; Divider Kit (£28)


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Guaranteed Pass

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.


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Skippers Online is a Recognised RYA Distance Learning Centre based in the UK, Mt sail and power act as the agent for the courses.  

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.

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  Skippers Online is a Recognised RYA Distance Learning Centre based in the UK, Mt sail and power act as the agent for the courses.  

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