Would you like to gain an internationally recognised RYA (Royal Yachting Association) qualification?
Do you want to understand how navigation works so you can become a watch leader or skipper?
Want to brush up your theory to pass a Yachtmaster Practical Exam for a sailing career?
Hoping to sail the world – Are you ready for some Astro Nav?
Below explains all the distance learning or on line RYA theory courses that your can order and pay for on the Classic Sailing Website.
Distance Learning on-line makes it simple to learn.
Assistance is available to answer anything you may struggle with.
You set the time frame, you decide when you are free, and you decide how long each session will be.
You do have to have an element of self motivation and determination, but the online courses are interactive and fun. An instructor is never far away, by email or phone, to help you if you are struggling with any element, and there is a wealth of material provided with the Learning Packs sent to you. In fact, more than likely, we will not hear from you again until you have actually passed the exam and wish to join one of our RYA Practical Courses.
Theory courses are not obligatory in order to pass any of the practical exams, but we do find that without the theory, some students struggle to complete the practical in the time given, or block the learning of others. The practical courses on boats at sea are fun, and challenging, and if you have done your homework, they are incredibly enjoyable.
The beauty of an online course, is that you are in control. No need to juggle home and work, or arrange childcare, in order to get to evening school. No need to spend some of your precious holiday time stuck in a classroom. Instructors are on hand should you need any element of the course explaining, and will give you feedback on your submitted answers.
Choose your course below.
By booking a Day Skipper or Yachtmaster course, the student agrees to Navathomes Terms and Conditions.
For Essential Navigation and PPR, you agree to the RYA Terms and Conditions shown on the course page.
The information we collect on the form below is required for Classic Sailing to enrol you in the course with the course provider (Navathome or RYA). We will require your name, email address and delivery address so all the material can be sent directly to you including log in details.
The Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course is an inspiring online course for anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving – or pretty much anything else on the water! This course will give you the essential knowledge needed when you’re afloat, from navigation to safety and seamanship to passage planning.
*UK delivery price, overseas students will be subject to additional postage fee*
The first big step in understanding how to navigate.
*UK delivery price, overseas will be subject to additional postage fee*
RYA Yacht Master Coastal Theory Online Course is a brilliant online course for anyone interested in developing there navigation skills to a high level. This course will give you comprehensive knowledge needed when you’re afloat, for navigation, safety and passage planning.
*UK delivery price, overseas will be subject to additional postage fee*
Next step – Becoming a qualified Ocean Yachtmaster
If you successfully pass the ocean theory exam, and need to earn the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of Competency you will need to go on an ocean passage. You must sail as a mate or watch leader to prove you were involved in the voyage planning and navigate using the sun or stars and a sextant for several days. You can present your record of the ocean passage to an examiner when you get back on dry land and show all your calculations. He will also quiz you on topics like hurricane avoidance, weather routing, compass testing and more topics covered by the Ocean Theory. You need to be a mate, skipper or watch leader on the trip so you can prove you were involved in all the ocean passage planning and boat preparation and provisioning.
If you can’t find an ocean voyage to practice with a sextant – Classic Sailing has a large number of ocean passages from 8-52 days where you can borrow the ships sextant and tables and have a go. Ships like Europa or Blue Clipper, Lord Nelson and Tenacious are the ships most likely to have ships crew who are keen to used sextants for real.
Finding a vessel to do your qualifying ocean passage as a watch leader is a bit harder to arrange, but not impossible do call us on 01872 580022
RYA Professional Practice Course is fully on line and does not require any posting.
RYA Professional Practice Course are fully on line and do not require any posting.
RYA Essential Navigation courses are free postage to UK addresses, but extra for overseas students.
Notes on Postage for the Start Up Packs for the RYA Day Skipper, Coastal and Yachtmaster Theory Courses
For Delivery Outside the UK choose the Non UK Price
For Delivery Inside the UK choose the UK Price
Addresses outside the UK: If your forwarding address for the start up pack is outside UK we need to use a courier service to ensure delivery. The pack is quite bulky so there is an additional postal charge included in the Non UK price.
The following two drop downs explain the process for Classic Sailing to log you onto the course of your choice.
To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with Navathome via www.navathome.com. This training website and database is held and maintained on a secure server. Navathome is an RYA training centre which specialises in online navigation training and will not use your personal information for any reason other than enabling your course.
Your payment information will be collected by “name of agent” on behalf of Navathome. This information is collected by “name of agent” and is not passed on to any other organisation. Payment information for the purpose of logging you into the Navathome admin will not be retained once the payment is made. Your name and email address will be entered on www.navathome.com in order to create your user account. Your postal address will be provided in order to send your student pack. You will have access to the site for six months in order to complete your online course. During this period, your personal information will be held on the website by Navathome and may be available to “name of agent” who may have access to the Navathome database. This period maybe extended should you wish to extend your course access.
On completion of your course, your name and email will be retained by Navathome for the purpose of recording details of the course and any certification you gain as a result of it. This information allows Navathome to record your certification. Your Instructor will not hold any information for the purposes of Navathome student support after this date. Please note that this agent may hold information to enable provision of other training not associated with the Navathome course.
Should you not complete the course in the given time frame, your name and email will be retained by Navathome for the purpose of recording details of the course. This information allows Navathome to retain a record of coursework you have completed.
If you would like your personal data removed from www.navathome.com prior to the end of your access period or at any time before you have completed your course, you can request it by email. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org giving your name and email address and the course you would like to delete. Please note that if you request deletion of your account before you have completed your course, your access to the course and records of your progress will be lost.
If you would like details of your online course removing from the Navathome database when you have completed the course, please email your request to email@example.com giving your name and email address. Please note that removal of course details from the Navathome database, means that any certification gained as a result of this course will not be verifiable by Navathome, nor would Navathome be able to help with a replacement certificate.
Full details of how Navathome will deal with your personal information is given in the Navathome terms and conditions.
To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with the RYA via your user profile in www.ryainteractive.org. This learning management website is hosted and maintained by a third party called Learning Pool, who will not use your personal information for any reason other than enabling your course.
Your name and email address will be entered on www.ryainteractive.org in order to create your user account. On your first access to the site, you will be asked to enter your address and date of birth. You will have access to the site for one year in order to complete your online course. During this period, your personal information will be held on the website by Learning Pool and be available to this training centre and the RYA for the purpose of managing your course.
Instructional support will be provided by this training centre for a period of Classic Sailing LTS from the date of your course booking.
On completion of your course, your name, email, date of birth and address will be transferred to the RYA’s central database for the purpose of recording details of the course and any certification you gain as a result of it. This information allows the RYA to record your certification, to update any records they may already hold about you or your qualifications and to verify your certificate if required.
After one year from the date of your enrolment on a course, your user account will be removed from www.ryainteractive.org.
Full details of how the RYA will deal with your personal information will be displayed when you first access www.ryainteractive.org.
For the duration of your access to the site, your data will be held in accordance with the RYA Interactive Data Policy, Terms and Conditions.
By booking onto Day Skipper or Yachtmaster course below, you agree to Navathome Terms and Conditions
By booking onto Essential Navigation and Seamanship Theory Course, you agree to the RYA Interactive Terms and Conditions.
Your information will be passed over to Navathome or the RYA for the purposes of enrolling you onto the course.
Once we have received notification of your payment we will send you confirmation and an RYA learning pack will be sent out you the next working day. In the Uk you should receive your pack within a couple of days of sending, for Canada and America it can take one week or more. For Europe it generally takes three or four days.
You will receive a unique Student Login address and password, and you are then set to get learning. Your access lasts for 6 months.
The online program will take you through a series of exercises and has demonstrations and solutions to each exercise.
During the online course you will cover everything you need to gain top marks in your assessment.
Please let us know if you need any further information.
NB: When you buy the following theory courses from Classic Sailing – Day Skipper, Yachtmaster Coastal, Yachtmaster Offshore or Yachtmaster Ocean, you are booking your course through Navathome, which is an independent organisation which specialises in long distance learning courses and offers tutor support for your course.Terms and Conditions
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