RYA Theory Courses

Whilst Coronvirus is with us we are running live intructor led online navigation classes for all levels. This way you can learn to navigate from the comfort and safety of your own home. Click which course you are interested in below and it will lead you through to dates.

If you would like an RYA Sailing Theory Course at your workplace and you believe it can be done in a Covid safe manner then this can easily be arranged. Have a look at this link on setting up a navigation course in your office.

RYA Theory courses are suitable for anyone who goes to sea. In short they give you the skills you need to get safely from A to B. They are equally relevant for sailors and motor boaters and can be tailored to your experience and aspirations, whilst still following the syllabus.

At First Class Sailing we make our RYA Navigation Theory Courses as convenient and easy to get to as possible. That's why during the pandemic we are holding them on Zoom and usually our RYA shorebased navigation courses can be held anywhere that suits you. This could be at your office in London, at other different locations up and down the country, or at our own study centre in the capital.

A shorebased RYA Navigation Theory Course typically lasts for eight weeks (one evening a week) plus a weekend. We also hold them over two and a half weekends.

If you wish to express an interest in future courses:

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Day Skipper Theory Course

A comprehensive introduction to chart work, navigation, meteorology.

Yachtmaster Theory Course

Advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper Course.

Yachtmaster Ocean Theory Course

A course in astro-navigation and worldwide meteorology which also reveals the mysteries of the sextant.

London RYA Theory Courses

Evening Navigation classes in your office or at a location very close to you.

London Sailing Courses at the Cruising Association

Learn all the theory behind sailing at one of the most prestigious venues in central London.

If you have any questions about these adventures, or queries about flights and hotel booking, please email info@firstclasssailing.com or call the office on 0203 006 3717 and we'll get back to you within one business day, if not sooner!

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