Taught over 40 hours, the course is a comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers and provides you with the required knowledge to navigate safely. A list of modules is below and at the end of each module, you are invited to try out what you have learned with online tests. Full answers are immediately available for every test question and you can go back and re-do any part of the module - giving you confidence to move onto the next section when you know you are ready.
Once you have completed every module you are ready to sit the exam. Again, this is done from your own home or office and completed in a time limit. You will need to have your RYA training charts, books and equipment to hand, and all answers should be entered into Urban Truant's online exam form. Your submitted answers will be marked by a qualified RYA shorebased instructor within two working days (often within one working day).
Passing the course gives you ideal preparation ahead of completing the RYA Day Skipper practical course, which can also be provided by Urban Truant. We use modern yachts and insist on a low ratio of students to instructor, meaning you spend more time learning and less time waiting for others to take their turn.