RYA online courses with Sailtrain

Learn to Navigate with Sailtrain Online

Our Online theory courses are designed to help you understand both the traditional and modern methods of navigation, pilotage, passage planning and meteorology. Excellent as stand alone courses, they also add significantly to any practical course.

Whether you sail or motor, our Online courses equip the novice and experienced with enough confidence, at least in theory, to skipper a yacht, power or motor boat.

RYA Online courses include: RYA Essential Navigation online course, RYA VHF Radio Course online, Online Day Skipper theory course, Coastal / Yachtmaster theory course online, Yachtmaster Ocean theory online, RYA CEVNI online test, PPR and the new Safe & Fun Safeguarding Course.

Brilliant step by step animations make every section of your RYA course easy to follow. You will work at your own speed and in your own time, in the comfort of your own home or office.

RYA One Day courses

Specialist One day courses with Sailtrain

Our programme of one-day RYA support courses enables you to expand your knowledge and skills in specialist areas.

Diesel Engine, RADAR and First Aid are among those offered.

They are great as stand alone courses, but also complement courses in our various practical training schemes.

Some courses, such as First Aid and the Marine Radio Short Range Certificate, are a pre-requisite for higher qualifications such as the RYA Yachtmaster™ Offshore Certificate of Competence.

RYA One Day specialist courses include: Diesel Engine, RADAR and First Aid.


Learn to sail with Sailtrain

If living on board, cruising the coast or sailing offshore appeals to you, why not give sail cruising a go?

Cruising yachts have accommodation and cooking facilities, offering a degree of comfort whilst spending time afloat. How far you venture is up to you.

Whether you are a first-timer wanting to be a useful crew member, or a more experienced skipper wanting to expand your skills, there is an RYA course for you.

VHF (src) Online course – £69

OnLine Distance Learning course – Incl “VHF book worth £16.99”

This is a RYA VHF course online for anyone who owns a fixed or hand-held marine VHF radio.



RYA Day Skipper Online course – £275

The RYA Online Day Skipper course is a comprehensive introduction to chartwork, navigation, meteorology and the basics of seamanship. Invaluable for learning how to start making decisions on board.