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Yachtmaster Coastal / Offshore Theory

The RYA Yachtmaster Coastal / Offshore Theory course is a comprehensive training program designed to equip sailors with the knowledge and understanding required for the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal or Yachtmaster Offshore certification. This specialized course covers a wide range of theoretical topics including navigation, meteorology, collision regulations, and passage planning essential for competent yacht skippers. Participants will engage in detailed study sessions guided by experienced RYA instructors to enhance their theoretical understanding and prepare them for the Yachtmaster Coastal or Yachtmaster Offshore examination. 

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Day Skipper Theory

Dive into the world of sailing with the RYA Day Skipper theory course, your gateway to mastering key skills in Chartwork, Navigation, Meteorology, and Seamanship. Tailored for novices and aspiring skippers, this comprehensive course lays a solid foundation for safe navigation and seamanship.

Ideal for those aiming to navigate familiar waters by day and explore the basics of night cruising, the Day Skipper course covers essential topics such as understanding lights and using electronic navigation aids. Keep pace with the latest technological advancements that are essential for modern cruising boats.

Whether you're preparing for the RYA Day Skipper practical course or looking to enhance your on-board decision-making skills, this online course is crucial for building your confidence and knowledge.

Embark on your journey to becoming a proficient skipper by enrolling in the RYA Day Skipper course today!

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RYA PPR Theory

The PPR (Professional Practices & Responsibilities) course in Ibiza is crucial for those holding RYA qualifications with a Commercial Endorsement. This course is indispensable for professional skippers and crew members aiming to work legally on yachts and receive payment for their services. To obtain an RYA Certificate of Competence, candidates must complete the Shorebase PPR Theory course to demonstrate their understanding of professional responsibilities and industry standards.

Radar Operator Theory

Immerse yourself in Helmsmen Academy's top-tier RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore Theory Course, expertly designed and led by our experienced instructors. Engage in an in-depth study of navigation, safety procedures, meteorology, and IRPCS, tailored for those aspiring to achieve RYA Coastal Skipper or RYA Yachtmaster Offshore certifications.

Boat's radar operator course
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Diesel Engine Theory

Join the RYA Diesel Engine Course to enhance your knowledge and skills in preventing and addressing diesel engine failures on marine vessels. This course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the primary systems of a marine diesel engine, equipping you with the ability to prevent breakdowns at sea and troubleshoot defects that can be rectified without workshop support. Given that mechanical failure often leads to lifeboat callouts for yachts, this course is invaluable in preparing you to handle engine-related emergencies effectively. Covering basic maintenance and engine care practices, this course aims to significantly reduce the risk of engine failure, ultimately enhancing the safety and reliability of your marine voyages.

First Aid Theory

Join our RYA First Aid course to acquire vital skills in handling medical emergencies at sea. Designed for boaters, this comprehensive training covers essential first aid techniques tailored for marine environments. Led by experienced instructors, you will learn how to respond to various medical situations effectively while onboard, ensuring the safety and well-being of yourself and your crew. Gain the confidence to handle incidents such as injuries, illnesses, and emergencies while out at sea. Upon completion, you will receive an RYA First Aid certificate, equipping you with invaluable knowledge that could prove essential in critical situations on the water. Embark on this important training to enhance your boating safety and preparedness.


Upon successful completion of the RYA First Aid course, participants will receive an RYA First Aid certificate. This certification validates the individual's proficiency in essential first aid skills specific to marine environments, ensuring they are equipped to handle medical emergencies effectively while at sea.


The RYA First Aid certificate obtained from the course is widely recognized and serves as proof of the individual's capability to respond to medical emergencies effectively in a maritime setting. This certification is invaluable for boaters, sailors, and maritime enthusiasts as it demonstrates their competency in providing necessary first aid assistance during emergencies at sea. It enhances boating safety by ensuring individuals are equipped to handle medical situations promptly and appropriately while on the water.

First aid course
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SRC / VHF Operator Theory

Welcome to our all-encompassing VHF course, your gateway to mastering essential communication skills for safe and efficient maritime navigation. Engage with our interactive virtual learning platform, designed to provide you with the knowledge and expertise necessary to operate VHF radio systems effectively.

Led by experienced instructors with extensive maritime industry backgrounds, this course covers essential topics such as Radio operation procedures, Distress calls, Weather reports, and more. 

Whether you're a beginner seeking fundamental VHF skills or an experienced sailor looking to refresh your knowledge, our course accommodates all levels of expertise.

Upon completing the course, you'll receive a certification validating your proficiency in VHF communication, enhancing your credibility and safety on the water.Join us today and embark on a journey towards effective communication and seamless navigation with our VHF Theory course.

Join now and get your RYA boat license in Ibiza

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