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.


Short Range Certificate


One day course for obtaining the VHF GMDSS marine radio certificate



RYA Diesel Engine course


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

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 First Aid


This one-day course is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for skippers and crew of yachts and power boats.


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.

or do you prefer an online course?




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








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