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RYA Online Theory Course from Urban Truant

Pass your RYA Day Skipper Online Theory and RYA Coastal/Yachtmaster™ Online Theory courses at your own pace with Sailing Course Online. Our purpose-built platform is designed to give you a superior online learning experience - content is divided into bite-sized topics so that you can pick up where you left off and auto-marked module tests mean you can regularly check your understanding. And if you need a bit of extra support, then our team of RYA Yachtmaster™ instructors are on hand to help whenever you need it. Your RYA Day Skipper and RYA Coastal/Yachtmaster™ Online Theory courses are supported with resources that are sent to you in a handy navigator’s bag; including paper charts, training almanac, shorebased notes, Portland plotter and dividers. Unlimited personal support from our team of RYA Yachtmaster Instructors is included in your course fee. 


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RYA Day Skipper Theory Online

RYA Training Centre The RYA Day Skipper Online Theory course covers the basic areas of navigation and seamanship. If you are planning to spend more time on the water, completing this theory course using Sailing Course Online's easy-to-use educational online portal will give you an essential understanding of how to remain safe at sea ... and find your way home! You can also go on to do your RYA Day Skipper practical course.

Price includes:
  • FREE plotters and dividers
  • FREE worldwide courier delivery
  • Exams and retakes INCLUDED
  • 8 MONTHS' ACCESS with the ability to extend
  • UNLIMITED help from Urban Truant's team of RYA Yachtmaster shorebased instructors

RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster™ Online Theory

RYA Training Centre The RYA Coastal / Yachtmaster Online Theory™ course provides you with knowledge and confidence to explore tranquil anchorages and foreign destinations, or use your qualification as another stepping stone towards a career on the water. Completing this theory course using Urban Truant's easy-to-use educational online portal enables you to go on and do a Coastal or Yachtmaster™ practical exam.

Price includes:
  • FREE plotters and dividers
  • FREE worldwide courier delivery
  • Exams and retakes INCLUDED
  • 8 MONTHS' ACCESS with the ability to extend
  • UNLIMITED help from Urban Truant's team of RYA Yachtmaster™ shorebased instructors

RYA SRC/ Marine Radio VHF

RYA Training Centre Who would raise the alarm in a distress situation on board your boat? What if the skipper was unable to? The Short Range Certificate (SRC) is a minimum legal requirement for every British flagged vessel voluntarily fitted with a radio. It’s also essential and informative for anyone who enjoys boating so that they can use a marine radio fitted with Digital Selective Calling (DSC) functionality.

Purchase your course with Sailing Course Online and you will receive automated access to the RYA Interactive Site within minutes.

Fastrack to Yachtmaster™

RYA Training Centre Fastrack to Yachtmaster™ Offshore provides you with the perfect passage to be the very best. The Fastrack programme takes you from the basics included in the RYA Day Skipper Online Theory Course right through to advanced navigation and passage planning of the worldwide acclaimed qualification of RYA Yachtmaster™ Offshore Theory in one package. Fastrack also includes SRC/ VHF Online Radio Course (8 hours).*

Price includes:
  • FREE plotters and dividers
  • FREE worldwide courier delivery
  • Exams and retakes INCLUDED
  • 12 MONTHS' ACCESS with the ability to extend
  • UNLIMITED help from Urban Truant's team of RYA Yachtmaster™ instructors

Reasons To Choose Us

We at Urban Truant are passionate about what we do and customer service is key in everything we do. Here are just some of the reasons why you should choose us. If you're still not convinced give us a call and speak to one of our instructors.

20+ Short Videos for Additional Understanding

Our RYA Day Skipper and RYA Coastal Yachtmaster Courses all have a mixture of content styles to suite all learning techniques. Our courses include over 20+ supporting videos for the key areas of content.

Friendly and Knowledgeable 1:1 Support if you need it

The shorebased instructors who support Sailing Course Online are additionally RYA Yachtmaster Instructors, giving you fast and knowledgeable assistance whatever your query.

Courses Work Seamlessly Across All Devices

Your course content is designed to work seamlessly across PCs, MACs, tablets and smart phones enabling you to learn at home or on the move.

Discounts on our Busy Practical Courses

Your Urban Truant experience need not end with successfully passing your online theory course. We are also an RYA practical school and your online course entitles you to 10% discount on any practical courses you may like to go on and do. Urban Truant is the only RYA Training Centre that delivers online courses using its own platform and also delivers practical courses.

Your Supporting Materials Sent Free Worldwide

We provide everything you need to pass: 8 months access, to your course, the full RYA training pack of books and charts, quality plotter and dividers - all packaged in a free Urban Truant bag and sent to you on a next day courier service (UK). Free worldwide shipping is included.

7 Day 'No Quibble' Money Back Guarantee

We are 100% confident that you will enjoy our courses, that’s why we offer a no questions asked money back guarantee. Just return the RYA Course Pack, plotters and dividers to us and we’ll refund your money in full. Our confidence in our system allows us to give full access free for 24hrs so that you can see for yourself.

About Us

Urban Truant offers Royal Yachting Association (RYA) theory courses through our advanced online portal. Learn at your own pace with our easy-to-use instructional courses delivered online so you can work on the latest module anytime, anywhere.

Using the latest online technology, course content has been written specifically for education through distance learning. Track your progress through modules and bite-sized sub-topics. Any time you need it you have fast access to RYA Yachtmaster™ qualified shorebased instructors who will support and encourage you. Learn and pass with Urban Truant - the number one choice for online RYA courses.

Urban Truant is also a RYA Practical Training Centre. We are not just based online, we are UK based company and have developed our online portal in order to help our customers achieve their ultimate aims of getting out safely on the water. Check-out the reasons why you should choose Urban Truant, including a 7 day money back guarantee and 10% discounts on practical courses.


Coronavirus – Update

Thank you for your continued loyalty and trust in Sailing Course Online during these uncertain times.

As we continuously monitor the evolving circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, please be assured that our RYA Yachtmaster™ Instructors are all set up to work in isolation as required. The team will continue to provide world class support throughout these difficult times, including answers to student questions (via email, phone, Skype, Zoom and FaceTime), marking of exams, and the addition of new content. As an online business we are continuing to operate and are able to dispatch our course packs as normal. 

In fact there is no better time to learn!

Russell Lake
Sailing Course Online