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RYA Theory Courses
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 unlimited are included in your course fee. Sign now for instant access and the gateway to your qualification.

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.
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.
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 an essential and informative qualification 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.
RYA Training Centre RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship is a fully online course ideal for anyone interested in getting out on the water - from RIBs and personal water craft to diving and sea angling … and everything else in between! This course offers an introduction to the essential knowledge needed when you’re afloat. Concepts such as tide or weather are just as important to kayakers or jet skiers, as they are to someone on a sailing yacht.

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

RYA Professional Courses

RYA - PPR RYA Training Centre


Professional Practices and Responsibilities (PPR) - is a compulsory online course for new and revalidating RYA Commercial Endorsement holders. The aim of the course is to introduce seafarers to relevant legislation applicable to them, including SOLAS, COSWoP, MARPOL, Flag State, Port State Authorities and the Code of Practice.

Purchase your course with Sailing Course Online and you will receive automated access to the RYA Interactive Site within minutes - we're the only RYA Training Centre with this facility.

Inland Waterways

RYA - CEVNI Test RYA Training Centre


Code Européen des Voies de Navigation Intérieure (CEVNI) is the code governing navigation on the interconnected European inland waterways.
Signs, rules and procedures for navigating many of the European inland waterways are all included within the CEVNI and in the same way as pleasure craft on coastal waters are expected to abide by the COLREGS, pleasure craft on many of the inland waterways of Europe, which in places are heavily utilised by commercial traffic, are expected to know the CEVNI as this is the basis of many of the various countries' own regulations.

Purchase your course with Sailing Course Online and you will receive automated access to the RYA Interactive Site within minutes - we're the only RYA Training Centre with this facility.

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.

7 day 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.

Video Content

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.


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.

Not Just Online

Urban Truant is also a practical school and has offices at Swanwick Marina on the River Hamble; we're not just an online company. As part of your online theory course, if you really need additional help you can arrange a 1:1 session with one of our instructors in our classroom. We are also at the end of the phone if you need it.

RYA Yachtmaster Instructor support

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

All equipment provided

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.

100% pass rate

Urban Truant will support you from the moment you first access the course until you successfully pass your exam(s). We take the time to understand why you might find a particular topic tricky and extra help is always available. We've not had anybody yet that has taken the exams that has not passed.

10% Practical course discount

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.

Multi-user discount

We offer a 10% discount when ordering two courses and 15% discount when three or more of the same course are ordered. Multiple students can be added to a course seamlessly through the checkout process. A friends and family discount of 10% is available on additional theory and practical courses booked with Urban Truant.

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.

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