RYA Shorebased Courses

Develop your yachting expertise

Enhance your navigation and seamanship with our range of RYA shorebased courses. UKSA is an RYA Centre of Excellence and our tutors bring extensive knowledge and experience to their teaching to ensure you get the best out of our courses.

RYA shorebased courses

Chart and plotting area onboard a yacht

Shorebased yachting courses

Whether you’re building on existing knowledge and skills or beginning your learning journey, we will support you with the knowledge required to master navigation, pilotage, passage planning, meteorology and diesel engine maintenance.

Our shorebased navigation and seamanship theory courses can be taken as stand-alone modules or can be combined with other complimentary training courses.

Courses relate to both sail and motor yachts.

A sailor with UKSA learning to tie a yacht rope to a dock cleat using a cleat hitch knot.

RYA Shorebased courses

  • RYA Radar Certification – An introduction to using radar in small boats to aid navigation and collision avoidance
  • RYA Day Skipper Shorebased – Covering the required knowledge for attending the practical RYA Day Skipper course
  • Yachtmaster Shorebased – The advanced theory of navigation and meteorology to support associated practical courses and exams
  • Yachtmaster Ocean Shorebased – The advanced theory of celestial navigation, worldwide meteorology and passage planning to support associated practical courses and exams
  • RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance – An introduction to maintaining a diesel engine
  • Marine Radio Short Range Certificate – Introduces the use of a marine VHF radio equipped with a Digital Selective Calling (DSC) facility