Online courses from the RYA interactive

With Offshore Sailing Tc you can now complete a range of RYA interactive courses from the comfort of your own home.

Hosted by RYA Interactive.

Online RYA VHF/SRC (Short Range Certificate) marine radio course

Course Overview

The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and DSC equipment on any British flagged vessel voluntarily fitted with a radio.
This includes both fixed and handheld sets.

The Process:
Step 1) Sign up / purchase online RYA VHF/SRC Course (below)
Step 2) Complete online course & download certificate
Step 3) Sign up for SRC “face to face” exam – See here
Step 4) Pay RYA VHF/SRC Exam fee – See here
Step 5) On passing your exam your application form will be sent to the RYA
Step 6) RYA HQ will post your RYA VHF/SRC Certificate directly to you.

What’s Involved?

This course can be taken as an online course (or as a classroom course), however one of our RYA instructor’s is on hand to provide as much support as you require, this is done predominately by email, but we can also offer Skype/Zoom chats at pre-arranged times.

The Course Covers:

  • Basic radio operation
  • Correct frequencies (channels) to be used
  • Distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures
  • Ship to shore calls
  • Digital Selective calling (DSC) using simulators
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB)
  • Search and Rescue (SART)

Course Duration: 4-8 hours (online)

The course access will expire after a period of 6 months from sign-up.

Book now

Essential Navigation and Seamanship

Course Overview

In this interactive online course you can take modules in sections at your leisure. All supporting material is either supplied or available as an electronic resource. Offers a great introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new or inexperienced skippers and crew, and those wanting to refresh their skills. In fact it’s for anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving, and works well in complementing our on-the-water training, such as the Competent Crew, Powerboat Level 2, Start Yachting and Helmsman courses.

It’s a highly informative course with lots of opportunities for you to put your new found knowledge into practice. If you decide to take the course online, you will find many interactive exercises to help reinforce the information and lots of chances to try out what you’ve learned.

Course topics include:

  • Charts and Publications
  • Safety
  • Engine checks
  • Buoyage
  • Tidal awareness
  • Visual and electronic navigation
  • Pilotage
  • Rules of the road
  • Anchoring
  • Weather forecasts
  • Passage planning

Book now

Professional Practices and Responsibilities

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Course Overview

The PPR course is for skippers and crew using RYA qualifications to allow them to work commercially.

As such, it is written mainly from the point of view of UK legislation and concentrates on your place in the international maritime environment as a UK certificate holder. However, it also explains the need to look beyond UK rules and regulations and take into consideration the requirements of the flag and port state.

Teaching scenarios throughout the course are based on a variety of boats, both sail and power. It may be that you have experience on none of the boats used, but that will not affect your ability to do the course as no specialist knowledge of any type of vessel is required – the same rules and regulations apply regardless of your type of boat or operation.

Book now

Online courses from the RYA interactive

With Offshore Sailing Tc you can now complete a range of RYA interactive courses from the comfort of your own home.

Hosted by RYA Interactive.

Online RYA VHF/SRC (Short Range Certificate) marine radio course

Course Overview

The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and DSC equipment on any British flagged vessel voluntarily fitted with a radio.
This includes both fixed and handheld sets.

The Process:
Step 1) Sign up / purchase online RYA VHF/SRC Course (below)
Step 2) Complete online course & download certificate
Step 3) Sign up for SRC “face to face” exam – See here
Step 4) Pay RYA VHF/SRC Exam fee – See here
Step 5) On passing your exam your application form will be sent to the RYA
Step 6) RYA HQ will post your RYA VHF/SRC Certificate directly to you.

What’s Involved?

This course can be taken as an online course (or as a classroom course), however one of our RYA instructor’s is on hand to provide as much support as you require, this is done predominately by email, but we can also offer Skype/Zoom chats at pre-arranged times.

The Course Covers:

  • Basic radio operation
  • Correct frequencies (channels) to be used
  • Distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures
  • Ship to shore calls
  • Digital Selective calling (DSC) using simulators
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB)
  • Search and Rescue (SART)

Course Duration: 4-8 hours (online)

The course access will expire after a period of 6 months from sign-up.

Book now

Essential Navigation and Seamanship

Course Overview

In this interactive online course you can take modules in sections at your leisure. All supporting material is either supplied or available as an electronic resource. Offers a great introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new or inexperienced skippers and crew, and those wanting to refresh their skills. In fact it’s for anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving, and works well in complementing our on-the-water training, such as the Competent Crew, Powerboat Level 2, Start Yachting and Helmsman courses.

It’s a highly informative course with lots of opportunities for you to put your new found knowledge into practice. If you decide to take the course online, you will find many interactive exercises to help reinforce the information and lots of chances to try out what you’ve learned.

Course topics include:

  • Charts and Publications
  • Safety
  • Engine checks
  • Buoyage
  • Tidal awareness
  • Visual and electronic navigation
  • Pilotage
  • Rules of the road
  • Anchoring
  • Weather forecasts
  • Passage planning

Book now

Professional Practices and Responsibilities

Course Overview

The PPR course is for skippers and crew using RYA qualifications to allow them to work commercially.

As such, it is written mainly from the point of view of UK legislation and concentrates on your place in the international maritime environment as a UK certificate holder. However, it also explains the need to look beyond UK rules and regulations and take into consideration the requirements of the flag and port state.

Teaching scenarios throughout the course are based on a variety of boats, both sail and power. It may be that you have experience on none of the boats used, but that will not affect your ability to do the course as no specialist knowledge of any type of vessel is required – the same rules and regulations apply regardless of your type of boat or operation.

Book now