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Click on the appropriate course above to access information about each of our theory courses.

What to bring to your RYA Theory Course...

Please note you are welcome to bring along any reference books you feel will help you through the course
  • Note pad
  • Pen
  • Pencil (ideally 2B)
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Eraser
  • Lunch - Hot water is available as required
Hot and cold drinks and biscuits are available through out the day and are inclusive of the cost of the course

Please note that there are also a number of local shops / cafes to purchase your lunch

Additional requirements for the following RYA Theory Courses...

First Aid
  • First Aid manual... not essential, but useful. You can preorder a manual for collect at the start of the course for £12 each, or buy direct from RYA (see Chandlery)

Day Skipper and Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster
  • Plotter (Portland or equivalent)
  • Dividers
  • There maybe sets of plotters and dividers available for use during your course, please check for availability

Yachtmaster Ocean
  • Plotter (Portland or equivalent) and Dividers - There maybe sets of plotters and dividers available for use during your course, please check for availability
  • Plotting sheets - We have small-scaled versions but if you wish for a large scale version you can purchase them and bring along to the course or download and print this PDF.

VHF radio
  • RYA VHF Radio G22 - we do not give out this book but have copies available for reference
  • RYA interactive SRC check your knowledge is available as a prerequisite, although not essential. Please check the RYA website for specific computer compatibility.

Basic information for your RYA Theory Course...
(further information is included in the terms and conditions in the booking section)

All RYA Theory Courses

Meet up at the britsail office (Kip Marina) unless otherwise discussed with the course instructor.
We also offer small group courses at our Borders venue - this will be advertized

One Day Courses
Daily times 0845 - 1730 unless otherwise discussed with the instructor.

5 Day Courses
First 4 days 0845 - 1730
Last day 0845 - 1430 (this time may be extended to allow additional tutorial time if required)

Set RYA course price includes
Our RYA theory courses are inclusive of;
Instructor time
Drinks and biscuits
Certificates and course parks

Private tuition
Times and venue to be discussed between student and instructor
Prices include the instructor's time
Certificates and course packs, drinks and biscuits are not included in the price

There maybe availability on the yacht during the theory course, please check for availability.

Local hotels/B&Bs also available;
Please note we cannot give any recommendations for the following;
Forresters House B&B (6 rooms) 
Station Road, Inverkip PA16 0AY, Scotland 01475521433
Belle Vue (no information available)
13 Beatock Place, Inverkip, PA16 0DZ
Inverkip Hotel (5 rooms)
Main Street, Inverkip, PA16 0AS, Scotland 
Roztom Bed & Breakfast (no information available)
Langhouse Road, Inverkip, Scotland, PA16 0DE 01475520975
For further afield;

Tontine Hotel (52 rooms)
6 Ardgowan Square, Greenock, PA16 8NG
Premier Inn (40 rooms)
1/3 James Watt Way, Greenock, PA15 2AD

Holiday Inn Express Greenock (71 rooms)
Main Street, Cartsburn, Greenock, PA15 1AE 08714234917


Abbots Brae Hotel (8 rooms)
55 Bullwood Road, Dunoon, PA23 7QJ 01369705021

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