RYA Interactive and Day Skipper, Coastal and Yachtmaster Courses
The Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course is an inspiring classroom and online course for anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving - or pretty much anything else on the water. This course will give you the essential knowledge needed when you’re afloat, from navigation to safety and seamanship to passage planning and is ideal to get a head start before doing our flotillas, assisted sailing or powerboat tuition. If you want to brush up before an ICC examination it is also a great option.
RYA Interactive courses can be taken anytime, anywhere and at your own speed. All you need is a computer and the internet and your course pack.
The classroom course is taught over roughly 16 hours with exercises to complete. The online course will take around 6 hours, possibly longer, but the beauty of it is that you can work at your own speed, wherever and whenever you like. The course has been available in the classroom for years, but it is now possible to take it online through the RYA Interactive e-learning site.
This course offers a great introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new, inexperienced or rusty skippers and crew.
For a taster of the course follow this link: http://youtu.be/rAENIh39Pdc
Course topics include: Charts and publications, Safety, Engine checks, Buoyage, Tidal awareness, Visual and electronic navigation, Pilotage, Rules of the road, Anchoring, Weather forecasts, Passage planning
Top 10 reasons to take the online course:
1. Flexibility - anytime, anywhere, at your own speed
2. Suitable for all - new crews through to budding skippers
3. Safety Essentials - all the essential knowledge for going afloat
4. Simplicity - easy to use, interactive and full of great graphics
5. Supporting your knowledge - an ideal accompaniment to your practical course
6. Complements other courses - a great starting point before more advanced courses
7. Real skills - use real skills alongside online technology
8. Best advice - written by top RYA instructors, created by award winning designers
9. Learn it, try it, test it - practice what you’ve learnt before taking the test
10. Be part of it - the RYA’s 1st fully interactive online course
If you decide to take the course online, you will find many interactive exercises to help reinforce the information and lots of chances to try out what you have learned. You will receive a course pack which includes a chart, plotter, dividers, course handbook, exercises and an electronic chart plotter CD to work with alongside the interactive course.
RYA Online Essential Navigation and Seamanship course price: £99 + Delivery
To book your Essential Navigation and Seamanship course, send us an email . We will ask for your address, full name and your date of birth in order to enroll you on the course along with proof of payment. If you are booking a charter holiday with Sail Ionian, payment can be made at the same time as your holiday booking.
Please note that delivery is not included in the course price and will vary depending on location.
Accessing the course online is simple: Buy the course through us, we will then email you to confirm payment and give you the link to login into the course and send you a course pack. You can then access the course when and wherever you like! You can email email@example.com about any questions you have before or during the course.
We are now able to offer the Day Skipper on-line theory course provided by NAVATHOME. This course is the leading RYA on-line theory course on the market, and that is why we have chosen to offer it to you!
On this course you will progress through chartwork, navigation, meteorology, tides, and much more. The Day Skipper Shorebased syllabus will provide you with the knowledge you need to make the right decisions to ensure your safety at sea, and it is the essential background knowledge will will need before undertaking your Day Skipper Practical training.
You’ll need about 40-45 hours to complete the Day Skipper Course plus three hours for the final assessment papers. All this can be taken in the comfort of your own home! At £295 this course is competitively priced.
What you get:
We are also pleased to introduce, again provided by NAVATHOME, the online Coastal/Yachtmaster theory course. The pre course requirement is RYA Day Skipper Theory. It would be difficult to complete this course without having first taken the RYA Day Skipper Theory Course. Assumed knowledge includes CTS, COG, EPs, knowledge of tidal heights, fall of tide, working out projected depths for anchoring, working out clearances under bridges, some basic weather, basic collision regulations etc.
The Coastal/Yachtmaster theory course is the level required for RYA Coastal Yachtmaster, RYA Yachtmaster offshore practical certificates and is a pre course requirement for the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory course.
What our clients have to say about about the online theory courses:
" Having just completed (and passed!) the RYA Coastal/Yachtmaster online theory course booked via Sailionan I have to say this is the best way, in my opinion, of studying for the qualification. The course content was very well presented, I was able to study in my own time and at my own pace and any questions I had during the course were promptly answered. I was able to access the course material on my PC, my IPad and my IPhone which meant I could study and revise whilst travelling on a daily train commute. Having acquired a new set of skills I am looking forward to putting into practice when I take my practical course later this year." Howard
To book your Day Skipper or Coastal/Yachtmaster online course, send us an email . We will ask for your address, full name and your date of birth in order to enroll you on the course along with proof of payment. If you are booking a charter holiday with Sail Ionian, payment can be made at the same time as your holiday booking.
Please note that delivery outside of the UK is not included in the course price and will vary depending on location.
Accessing the course online is simple: Buy the course through us, we will then email you to confirm payment and give you the link to login into the course and send you a course pack. You can then access the course when and wherever you like! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) equipment on any British flagged vessel. This includes both fixed and handheld sets. It is an essential course for any skipper, not only to know how to get the best out of your radio set but also how to correctly make distress and urgency calls as unnecessary transmissions could block out a Mayday call.
Sail Ionian now offer this modular course online with the opportunity to do the Assessment in Greece at our RYA training centre. The online course is anticipated to take around 6 – 8 hours to complete and once complete, you can have time to practice yourself before coming to Greece to take the 1 hr practical assessment with our SRC VHF Examiner.
The course includes :The basics of radio operation, The correct frequencies (channels) to be used,Distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures, Making ship to shore telephone calls, Digital Selective Calling (DSC) using simulators, Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB), Search and Rescue (SART). For terms and conditions, click here.
THE PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT: Following the course you need to complete a practical assessment at your training centre before you can be issued with a radio licence. This cannot be completed online. The cost of the assessment is £60 which is paid direct to the RYA. You will need to bring a passport size photo with you.