The RYA Yachtmaster Theory Qualification is aimed at those who already have achieved skills to Day Skipper level. It is the current course for both the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore and RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Qualifications. The difference between these two qualifications is in the practical experience and ability displayed and tested in the examination on the water. The same in depth level of theory knowledge is expected for both. The Splash Theory course is equally applicable for both power and sail students, in both tidal and non-tidal situations.
The RYA Yachtmaster qualification is accepted worldwide as a clear marker of high navigation and marine expertise. It is one basic element that is essential in going forward and working professionally in the marine industry in both leisure and commercial sectors.