RYA & VM Theory Courses
We offer both theory and shore-based short courses from the RYA syllabus. Theory can be completed in the classroom and combined with a practical course or online and our shore-based courses are all offered from our base at Ipswich Haven Marina.
One of the great joys of sailing is being able to make a safe passage from your home port to another as a visitor. The sheer exhilaration and satisfaction of navigating your own vessel and pitting yourself against weather, wind, tide whilst following the course you have set out and getting there to plan is unparalleled. To do this over increasing distances safely does take practice and support in the early stages but with experience there is no reason to believe we are not all capable of taking the challenge. The world really does become your oyster with so many new experiences open to you, your family and friends.
We teach both on the water and ashore using traditional navigation practices augmented with electronic instruments such as Chart Plotters (electronic charts) GPS and AIS which are basically only more sophisticated Sat Navs now fitted to most cars.
For those attending courses in Ipswich, we can also offer concessions at the luxurious boutique Salthouse Hotel, conveniently loacated on the marina, for those wishing to stay overnight or for the weekend. Nearby we also have a Premier Inn and Traveldoge providing good quality budget accommodation.
Shore Based Courses: RYA Theory
'Viking Mariners Online' provides state of the art online learning which we can deliver in two formats in addition to traditional shore based courses. We offer all three training options for the following RYA theory courses:
- Essential Navigation & Seamanship
- Day Skipper Theory
- Coastal/YachtMaster Theory