#SailFromHome with Ocean Sports Tuition

With the effects of COVID-19 causing businesses to close across the UK and globally, many are being forced to accept that spring and summer 2020 will not go ahead as planned. For those who were planning on taking a boating holiday, sailing or chartering their own boat either in the UK or abroad, fear not! Ocean Sports Tuition’s online courses can teach you some new skills during your spare time for you to put into practice when lockdown is over.


Although our Southampton base is temporarily closed and we are not currently offering face-to-face tuition, why not sign up for one of our online RYA qualifications?  As an official RYA training facility, Ocean Sports Tuition is encouraging its customers to #SailFromHome using a host of resources provided by the RYA, including this Virtual Regatta. Whether you are completely new to boating or a seasoned sailor, we have a course for you.

RYA VHF Radio Course – Online

As the only compulsory course required for boaters in the UK, learning to operate on-board radios is an essential skill for anyone wishing to charter their own boat. The online format of this course can be completed at your leisure with the full support of RYA approved instructors via email.

RYA Essential Seamanship & Navigation Course – Online

If you’re a beginner looking to further your knowledge of safety and navigation, this course is for you. Providing a basic understanding of chart work, tides, rules of the road and passage planning, this course is a great building block with which to begin your learning.

RYA Day Skipper Theory Course – Online

For those with more experience looking to consolidate and grow their knowledge, the RYA Day Skipper Theory Course is the perfect way to gain confidence as a skipper. The topics covered in this great course include:

  • Basic seamanship
  • Navigation
  • Lights and shapes
  • Weather
  • Collison regulations

Offering a solid foundation of theory knowledge, this course includes 40 hours of online learning which you can study at your own pace, and full support from qualified instructors.

RYA Coastal Skipper/ Yachtmaster Theory Course – Online

For students wishing to attend a Yachtmaster or Coastal Skipper Practical week, the online theory course is the perfect theoretical foundation to prepare you for practical training. This more advanced course covers the following topics:

  • Stability
  • Sailing in foreign waters
  • Safety equipment
  • Electronic navigation
  • Secondary ports
  • CTS
  • EP’s
  • DR
  • Lights & Shapes
  • Weather

With 40 hours of online learning, online assessments and support from a qualified instructor, the RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory Course is the perfect way to spend your spare time during lockdown.

The team at Ocean Sports Tuition can’t wait to get back on the water but are happy to support you from home! If you have any queries regarding a course, call 02381 242 159 or email info@oceansportstuition.co.uk.

To get involved with our range of online courses and to browse our full course catalogue, click here.

About Ocean Sports Tuition

Ocean Sports Tuition is a Southampton-based company offering boat charters and RYA-recognised practical and theory courses. We have been successfully delivering training on the South Coast and the Solent since 2004, and pride ourselves on providing excellent tuition and service to our customers. To find out more about Ocean Sports and our friendly team, click here.