Online RYA Theory

Monkey’s Fist Sailing aims to offer offshore sail training tailored to your particular needs, at the venue of your choice and within the constraints of your diary. It is not always convenient or even possible for individuals to commit themselves to either intensive course courses over several days or evening classes spread over several weeks or more likely months.  It is important you have the flexibility of when to complete your chosen theory course using modern online interactive techniques provided by a reputable online school. For that reason we have teamed up with Skippers Online Ltd (SOL) toprovide high quality RYA courses to students worldwide. SOL is a Recognised RYA Distance Learning Centre based in the UK. As of January 2020 they have taught online over 4,500 RYA Day Skipper and Yachtmaster Theory students in 79 countries.

Through SOL we offer a computer based option that provides an online platform that uses same state-of-the art technology chosen by major corporations such as IBM, Microsoft and Sony to deliver online training to their employees. Our lessons run on Windows PCs, Macs, iPads, iPhones and Android devices.  If you don’t always have access to an Internet connection, you can view lessons offline on iOS or Android devices.

As an example the Day Skipper Theory package includes:

  • 14 lessons
  • More than 30 quizzes and exercises that check your understanding of each topic
  • 1000s of 3D images, animations, videos, downloadable resources and external references
  • Instructor Support 7 days a week
  • 12 months access
  • Unlimited exam attempts
  • RYA Course Completion Certificate when you’ve passed your exams
  • 2 RYA Training Charts
  • The RYA Training Almanac
  • Course Handbook
  • Free 1st Class UK Delivery (+£10 for Europe, £20 Worldwide)
  • Optional Plotter & Divider Kit (£28)

The online packages offered are (prices incl VAT):

  • RYA Day Skipper Online – £295
  • RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore Online – £395
  • Combined RYA Day Skipper & Yachtmaster Offshore Online – £490
  • RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean Online – £295
  • Combined RYA Yachtmaster Offshore and RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean Online – £490


Click on the image to view the demonstration lesson. If you can’t hear any sound the workaround is to click the pause / replay button twice.

 Buoyage for Day Skipper Students


Pilotage for  Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore Students

To book a course course simply click here