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Ocean Sailing Academy is making it super easy for our students to gain additional qualifications. We've developed online sailing courses so that you can study in the comfort of your own home.
Online Sailing Courses
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Study at home with our Online Sailing Courses

Online Sailing Courses

Study at home with our Online Sailing Courses

Ocean Sailing Academy is making it super easy for our students to gain additional qualifications. We’ve developed three online courses, and also partnered with NauticEd so that you can get access to their online sailing courses as well.

The online courses at Ocean Sailing Academy include RYA PPR Course, RYA SRC-VHF and Essential Navigation & Seamanship Course, and the RYA Day Skipper Theory course hosted by NauticEd.

The Benefits of Online Courses

Studying online is the ideal alternative for working professionals, giving one the opportunity to study anywhere and anytime. While a classroom environment requires additional travel time, structured classes with a rigid time frame, working with a schedule flexibility stands out as the key benefit of online courses.

This option is ideal because:

  • You are in control of how and when you study
  • You manage your own schedule
  • You can access study material easily
  • You can communicate with instructors online


Ocean Sailing Academy Online Courses

Ocean Sailing Academy offers 4 online courses; each serves as a strong foundation to spur on your sailing career.

RYA Professional Practices and Responsibility Course:

Any Yachtmaster, Skipper or RYA Commercial Endorsement holder should have this qualification. The RYA PPR Course covers the legal framework all sailors must adhere to. The course is aimed at assisting students to execute and comprehend their duties while learning about the principles and techniques that will equip them with the knowledge necessary to make educated decisions with regards to sailing.


Having the ability to use a VHF radio could easily save your life as you spend time on the ocean. The RYA SRC-VHF is a one day course that equips with a bank of knowledge on how to use this valuable piece of equipment. While the exam itself is taken at the centre, the course is taught using radio simulators.

Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course:

There is nothing worse than getting lost at sea. The Essential Navigation & Seamanship Course equips the novice sailor or crew member with adequate knowledge to navigate the ocean. The course teaches terminology used in the nautical environment, as well as safety and navigational basics. While it is an online course, you will find many interactive exercises to test your newfound knowledge.

RYA Day Skipper Theory:

We recommend the online RYA Day Skipper Theory Sailing Course for our busy and long distance customers through our online education partner NauticEd. Sign up with NauticEd and get two free courses! Click here to visit NauticEd.

Set sail with an online course to develop a foundation as you pave the way to becoming a qualified sailor. Simply contact Ocean Sailing Academy on +27 21 425 7837, email us at info@oceansailing.co.za or visit our online courses page for more information on your course of choice.