RYA Shorebase Courses

RYA Shorebase Courses

Our RYA Shorebase Courses

Our classroom is in the grounds of the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht club and forms part of the grade II listed building. The training room has been recently refurbished to offer the best learning environment.

Situated in the heart of Lowestoft by the marina and port entrance there is always something going on to learn from.

What’s included

  • You will be coached over the full RYA course syllabus
  • Tea and coffee plus yummy biscuits
  • RYA course log book
  • SPBT note book
  • Free Parking


We now offer the RYA Day skipper and RYA Yachtmaster theory courses online, these can be taken from the comfort of your own home at your own pace.

Bespoke Refresher Day - RADAR, VHF, ENGINE

Bespoke refresher day:
VHF RADIO – Including how to use DSC
RADAR – Including Collision avoidance
Engine – Engine checks and what to do when things are not right

RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship CLASSROOM Theory

This popular short theory course is for anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving, and works well in complementing our on-the-water training.

RYA Day Skipper Shorebase Theory

The RYA Day Skipper Shore based course will give you a comprehensive knowledge of seamanship, navigation and meteorology. The course is suitable for sailors and motor boaters.

RYA Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Offshore Theory

This is an advanced course which follows on from the RYA Day Skipper Theory. This course will develop further knowledge and skills on navigation, pilotage, collision regulations and meteorology.

RYA VHF SRC Radio Course

RYA Short Range VHF Radio Operators Course (SRC). This is the radio operator qualification which authorises the holder to operate a VHF radio fitted with Digital Selective Calling (DSC).

RYA First Aid

In a medical emergency a little first aid knowledge and immediate action can save lives, especially in remote locations. This 1 day course is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for people using small craft and to support skippers of yachts and motor vessels.

Frequently asked Questions

Most Popular Questions.

RYA Shorebased Courses are classroom-based training programs by the Royal Yachting Association, focusing on navigation, safety, and seamanship. They're suitable for beginners to experienced sailors aiming to enhance their skills.

Unlike on-water training, RYA Shorebased Courses concentrate on theoretical knowledge like navigation techniques, meteorology, and safety procedures. They complement practical skills gained in sailing courses.

Yes, RYA Powerboat certificates are internationally recognized and accepted by maritime authorities and charter companies worldwide. The RYA is a leading authority in boating education, and its certifications are highly respected within the maritime industry.

Successful completion earns internationally recognized certifications, enhancing sailors' confidence and competence. These qualifications, ranging from basic navigation to advanced skipper levels, are valuable for safe sailing, career opportunities, and boat chartering.

Not sure which course is for you?

Get in touch with our team and we can have a chat about your options to help you get the most out of our services and facilities.