RYA shorebased theory courses


The RYA shorebased navigation and seamanship theory courses are designed to help you unravel the mysteries of navigation, pilotage, passage planning and meteorology. They are great as stand alone courses, but also complement the various practical training courses.  Whether you are a sailor or a motor boater, the RYA shorebased courses equip beginning and experienced skippers and crew members with enough theoretical knowledge to go afloat and take charge of a yacht.

There are various ways to complete these courses: through multiple weekend classes, an intensive course during one week, or online via our e-learning platform. In addition, we can provide private training at your address or at your company address.

We are unique in only working with very small groups, allowing us to give the best possible attention to our customers. 








The classroom courses are available at C-MASTERS Training Centre in the Netherlands and C-MASTERS International Sailing School near Brussels.

C-MASTERS complements the RYA courses with its own unique remote instructor support service, giving you access to one of our instructors for advice and answers to all of your questions. Not only during the duration of course, but up to a total of 6 months after finishing your course. Your instructor is at your service !


RYA Essential navigation


Shorebased course for beginning crew members, providing essential knowledge on navigation and seamanship on board.

RYA Day Skipper


Intermediate shorebased course for competent crew members and beginning skippers, which lays the foundation for safe navigation and seamanship. Recommended for all sailors on tidal and non-tidal waters.


RYA Yachtmaster / Coastal Skipper


Advanced shorebased course for skippers of sailing and motor vessels, preparing them for long (day and night) coastal and offshore passages, with lots of emphasis on passage planning, safety and navigation skills.

RYA Yachtmaster Ocean


Worldwide weather systems, celestial navigation and preparation of ocean passages, for those eager to cross the ocean and for professional skippers.

RYA Radar course


Shorebased course on the use of radar systems, teaching you how to properly set up the radar system, use it for navigation purposes and to avoid collisions.


RYA Diesel Engine course


Learn the functionality of a diesel engine and how to maintain and repair it.

Short Range Certificate


One day course for obtaining the VHF GMDSS marine radio certificate



or do you prefer an online course?




Study a selection of RYA theory courses at your own pace from your own seat





FREE Remote instructor support

We're keen to motivate you to keep on learning, during but also after you completed the course with us. All students enrolled in one of our RYA shorebased classroom courses will have FREE 6 months access to our remote instructor support service.

Any question on the course? Just send your instructor a message. During the course but also after you've passed your exam, you'll be able to contact your instructor for any practical advice to fully enjoy your favourite hobby on the water.

Do you need some advice on renting a boat, on a sailing destination, on a specific navigation technique, or on boat equipment? Send your instructor a message via our platform. We will do our utmost to respond and help you within a day.





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