RYA Yachtmaster Syllabus

The RYA Yachtmaster Theory Course is an advanced yachtmaster course in navigation and meteorology. It provides the theory base needed for candidates for the Coastal Skipper practical course and the Yachtmaster Offshore exam.

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RYA Yachtmaster Theory Course Syllabus

The Splash RYA Yachtmaster Theory Course prepares the student thoroughly for either the Yachtmaster Coastal or Yachtmaster Offshore practical examinations.

Our RYA Yachtmaster Theory Course covers much more than the RYA requirement; the Splash course includes information on modern navigation tools such as radar and AIS, making the Splash course the most completely up-to-date and comprehensive learning vehicle for both the professional and leisure sailor. Our RYA Yachtmaster Theory Course is divided into manageable sized modules, addressing the RYA syllabus and the chapter headings are given below:

Latitude and Longitude

The Magnetic Compass



Tidal Streams




GPS & Electronic Aids to Navigation

Echo Sounders

Logs (Speed and Distance)

Deck Log


Rule of the Road

Safety at Sea

Navigation in Restricted Visibility

Passage Planning

Marine Environment


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As soon as enrolled able to access materials especially as some as the course does not require materials such as dividers or charts so you get the good feeling that you have paid and you are getting something back and could start straight away and there was no peer pressure and can be done at own pace to suit personal situation.

The personalized help was greatly appreciated and any further information needed was always promptly given in a very friendly manner. Never felt silly for asking or like I was being too bothersome.

This is a superb course that has clearly been well thought out to deliver good quality training, using multimedia and teaching aids such as charts and plotters to their best with prompt and knowledgeable support and for distance learning it could not be better.

I needed a course with flexibility because I wanted to learn the different modules in an individual way. The most impressive thing - really outstanding - was the response of John if I had some questions. He always esponded immediately. Really an unforgettable experience.

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