Bareboat Yacht Charter, Skippered Yacht Charter, Yacht Management and Yacht Deliveries from Scotsail, Largs Marina, Scotland, UK
Bareboat Yacht Charter, Skippered Yacht Charter, Yacht Management and Yacht Deliveries from Scotsail, Largs Marina, Scotland, UK

RYA Shorebased Theory Courses from ScotSail

1st ScotSail Training is one of Scotland's premier RYA Practical and Shorebased Theory Course providers, with RYA Recognised Training Centres in Scotland and Preston England.

1st ScotSail Training RYA Shorebased Theory Courses

RYA Basic Navigation & Safety

RYA Day Skipper Theory (Shorebased)

RYA Coastal / Yachtmaster® Offshore Theory (Shorebased)


RYA VHF Marine Radio SRC

RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance

RYA First Aid

1st ScotSail's Locations

1st ScotSail Training operates at Largs Yacht Haven in Scotland and at Preston Marina in Lancashire, North England.   Each location offers first class lecture and classroom facilities with hi-tech, modern training equipment and Professional RYA Instructors.

At Largs we offer a large classroom with each student given a large desk and leather backed chair with full catering services down stairs and marina accomodation incuded in the course fee. ( accomodation only )

  Nobody else offers better value.






Courses Overview

Our RYA Shorebased Theory Courses aim to provide you with a sound understanding of the principles of navigation and seamanship prior to embarking upon a sea-based course or experience.   The skills you will learn and the knowledge you will attain will allow you to gain maximum enjoyment from your leisure sailing experiences, through active participation and understanding.

The RYA Day Skipper Theory course does not assume any pre-requisite knowledge and if your are taking the RYA Coastal / Yachtmaster theory course it is recommended that candidates have RYA Day Skipper syllabus-level knowledge.

Those choosing to participate at RYA Day Skipper level should have at least 100 sea-miles sailng experience prior to booking a RYA Day Skipper Practical Course, but there is no specific pre-requisite for the shorebased element.    This course is ideal for those wishing to gain the qualifications of both sides of this discipline in a complete course.

It is worth noting that most Western countries, including Scotland, require that skippers hold RYA-level certificates in order to charter a sailing yacht or motor-boat.

Typical Course Content

  • Nautical Terms
  • Tides & Tidal Streams
  • Electronic Navigation & GPS
  • Internation Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea (IRPCS)
  • Chartwork
  • Passage-Making
  • Meteorology
  • Pilotage
  • Safety & Seamanship
  • Emergency Procedures

Course Aims

To allow the participant to become proficient in different areas of the same subject - a sound understanding of navigational principles and seamanship before going on to apply them in real-world scenarios at sea.

Course Dates & Prices

Click Here for 2008 / 09 Course Dates & Prices on our Training Website

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