The RYA Scheme Progression Route

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The RYA Scheme Progression Route2020-04-23T14:48:34+00:00

Sail

Sail courses DO NOT have to be residential during the COVID-19 period, but accommodation is available at no extra cost

Start Yachting

Motor Cruisers

Start Motor Cruising

(Practical) An introduction to sailing and life on a boat. Perfect for trying something new without the need for new equipment or gear.  A weekend sail, living on board a sailing yacht with up to 4 crew plus the instructor.

(Practical) An introduction to motor cruising. Perfect for trying something new without the need for new equipment or gear. A one day course gaining experience crewing and helming. A perfect stepping-stone into boating.

Essential Navigation

Introduction to navigation, an 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. RYA Interactive courses can be taken anytime, anywhere and at your own speed. All you need is a computer and the internet.

Competent Crew
Helmsman

(Practical) For beginners, incorporating personal safety, helmsmanship & seamanship to a level where you will be a useful crew member on board a yacht.  A 5-day course, or completed over 3 weekends, living on board a sailing yacht with up to 4 crew plus the instructor.

(Practical) For beginners, this course is designed to enable you to handle a motor cruiser in sheltered waters with confidence and be useful crew. It is a 2 day course and introduces safety, boat handling, helmsmanship & basic engine operation. It is really a crewing course rather than a skippering one.

Day Skipper Theory

(Theory) Some practical experience is beneficial prior to this course, although not essential. The course covers the fundamentals in navigation, safety, tides & meteorology. This is a 5-day non-residential course; it may also be completed over 3 weekends or evening classes.

Day Skipper Sail
Day Skipper Power

On completion of this course you will be competent to sail a yacht in familiar waters during the day. With an understanding of basic practical navigation and the ability to manoeuvre a yacht under power or sail. It is a live aboard 5 day course which can also be completed over 3 weekends. Prior knowledge should be at Day Skipper Theory level.

This course is for new skippers who intend to undertake short passages in familiar waters by day. It covers boat handling, navigation and skippering techniques to run your own boat. It is a 4-day non-residental course, which can be completed over 2 weekends and includes one night for night nav exercises. Prior knowledge to Day Skipper level is required.

Coastal/Yachtmaster Theory

You will be required to have knowledge up to Day Skipper standard before starting. This course covers offshore & coastal navigation, pilotage and meteorology. This is a 6-day course, which can be completed over 3-weekends or evening classes. This course is very intensive and should not be attempted unless you have the right entry level. There are  assessments that must be passed to pass the course and gain the qualification.

Coastal Skipper Sail
Coastal Skipper Motor

The next step to become competent enough to skipper coastal passages during the day & night.  A 5 day live aboard course including longer passages. The course completion certificate is issued if students have achieved minimum requirements, Not be confused with  Yachtmaster Coastal certificate of competence which is achieved by taking an external exam.

Learn to become competent enough to skipper coastal passages during the day & night. A 5 day course including longer passages. The course completion certificate is issued if students have achieved minimum requirements. Not be confused with the Yachtmaster Coastal certificate of competence which is achieved by taking an external exam.

Yachtmaster Coastal/Offshore Sail Prep
Yachtmaster Coastal/Offshore Motor Prep

Yachmaster Coastal or Offshore Exam preparation week, the training for both is delivered at the same time and you don’t need to choose the level you wish to be examined at until the start of the exam. The training takes place over 5 days with the examiner stepping on board at the end of day 5, exam duration depends on number of candidates.

Yachmaster Coastal or Offshore Exam preparation week, the training for both is delivered at the same time and you don’t need to choose the level you wish to be examined at until the start of the exam. The training takes place over 5 days with the examiner stepping on board at the end of day 5, exam duration depends on number of candidates.

Yachtmaster Ocean Theory

This is an intensive course, covering Astro-navigation, ocean meteorology & passage planning. It is required that you have Coastal & offshore sailing experience as well as Coastal/Yachtmaster shorebased knowledge prior to the course. Either 5 days or evening classes. It really helps to do a little background reading before you start this course, just to give yourself time to absorb the idea of a celestial sphere and hour angles etc.

We hope that you can find the information you require on these pages, if you have any further questions, or require advice, please call us.