Do I need to do an invigilated RYA theory exam?

The RYA online courses do not have an invigilated exam, it is included with the Shorebased course we organise in our centre.

The invigilated exam is not compulsory, but there are a few exceptions that we are going to explain:


The RYA Day Skipper Shorebased course has 2 assessment papers.

The invigilated exam is optional, as is not required for leisure purposes.

The RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased Course has 4 assessment papers.

The invigilated exam is optional, as is not required for leisure purposes or for operate commercially.

However, to enter to MCA large yacht qualifications (Officer of the Watch or Master 200), the 4 assessment papers must be invigilates.

The RYA Ocean Yachtmaster Shorebased Course has 1 assessment paper.

The invigilation is not required:

When you take the course for your own interest, as for use the knowlege for leisure sailing

The invigilation by a RYA Instructor is required:

When you will use this exam as a pre requisite for your RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Certificate of Competence.

To become a MCA Master 200 (unlimited) Certificate of Competence.

To become a STCW Chief Mate (and possibly Master 500/3000)

If you need to do your invigilated exam after your online theory course, there is an extra fee depending in where you have booked your course:

  1. I took my RYA online course through Yacht Point

You can take the assessment at our centre in Barcelona and, as one of our customers, we will reduce 50% the fees below.

  • I arranged my RYA online navigation course through another provider

We are happy to invigilate your assessment papers at our centre in Barcelona.

You can book the exam with us, and tell the centre running your course, that you are taking the assessment with us.

We will apply the following fees:

RYA Day Skipper written exam

  • 2 Papers, 75€
  • General paper (1.5 hours)
  • Chartwork paper (1.5 hours)

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased

  • 4 papers, 150€
  • IRPCS Paper (1.5 hours)
  • Chartwork Paper (2 hours)
  • Passage making A- Appraise & Plan (1.5 hours)*
  • Passage making B- Execute & Monitor (2 hours)*

RYA Ocean Yachtmaster Shorebased

  • 1 paper, 50€
  • Nav, Met. & Passage Planning (2 hours)

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