RYA Yachtmaster Theory

RYA Yachtmaster Theory

If online theory isn't for you, then how about doing your Yachtmaster theory in our purpose built classroom here in sunny Gibraltar?  Or maybe you did your YM Theory many years ago and need to brush up on your knowledge before embarking on your YM Coastal or YM Offshore exam. 

You'll spend 7 days in our Gibraltar classroom learning advanced navigation, meteorology and consideration for potential issues associated with longer passages.  This will include appropriate management of all aspects of your yacht to maximise crew comfort and safety.  At the end of this 40 hour theory course, you will be fully prepared to take the RYA Yachtmaster theory exams.  You will need to bring your brain, a pen, a 2B pencil, a rubber, a notepad and a calculator. 

This is a shore based course.  Accommodation on board is not included. 

Subject to availability, we may be able to offer accommodation on board.  This needs to be pre-booked at a cost of £50 per night. 

What experience do I need?

Ideally, you need RYA Day Skipper or equivalent knowledge.  You should be confident in your knowledge of the basics of navigation, meteorology and Rules of the Road.

Check you're up to scratch and confident with all aspects of the Day Skipper syllabus and you'll know you're ready for Yachtmaster Theory.  

What's included?

  • A Jolly Instructor 
  • Use of plotters and dividers
  • All necessary charts and publications

What's not included: 

  • Accommodation
  • Notepad, pencil, pen, rubber, calculator

Course schedule:

Start: 09:30 sharp 

Ends: 18:00

This is a 7 day course.  Theory assessments take place on the last day.

Course Cost : £799

How to book:

It's easy!  Just select the theory course date you want below.  Click on book, confirm that this is the course and date that you want and then complete your details on our secure online booking system.  A 25% deposit is all that's needed, with the balance payable 30 days before your course starts. 

What's next?

Upon successful completion of this YM Theory course you'll be awarded the RYA Yachtmaster Theory certificate. 

Assuming you have the pre-requisites, you'll be ready for the RYA Coastal Skipper Practical.  If you are looking to gain qualifications quickly you may wish to consider our Extended Yachtmaster Preparation Course or our Professional Yachtmaster Fastrack Program .  Experience is likely to be the only thing standing between you and the RYA Yachtmaster qualification, so why not consider one of our Atlantic Mile Building Adventures or a Yachtmaster preparation week.

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Have a Question?

If you have any questions please email us or call on +44 7925 784407 or see our Frequently Asked Questions.