RYA

Prestigious sailing courses

Royal Yachting Association Training

Yachting.com brings you prestigious offshore sailing courses of the British Royal Yachting Association (RYA). RYA is national governing body for dinghy, yacht and motor cruising, all forms of sail racing, RIBs and sportsboats, windsurfing and personal watercraft and a leading representative for inland waterways cruising. RYA Training is recognised as a world-leading standard with 25,000 RYA instructors in 58 countries. Used by the Police and Royal Navy, over 270,000 peopled every year achieve an RYA qualification.


To learn more information on RYA courses, download an official RYA brochure. 


RYA training

RYA Courses at yachting.com

We cooperate with the top R`YA recognised training centres and facilitate practical and theoretical training. Courses span the whole range of sailing skills and are suitable for total beginners to more experienced skippers. To find out which course is suitable for you, see the description of available courses bellow. All courses are taught in English. 


To make sure you learn all essential skills, we recommend the following booking process:


1) Theory Course first ––> 2) Book Practical Course ––> 3) SRC Marine Radio


The online theory courses are delivered by Navathome, an RYA Recognised Training Centre specialising in online training


Complete beginners to intermediate 

Practical on-the-water courses teach you everything from basic terminology and safety tips to how to skipper a yacht and manage its crew.


Complete beginners to intermediate 

SRC Marine Radio (Short Range Certificate)

In some countries, a radio operator licence is required by law to charter a boat. The RYA SRC radio licence course is the minimum qualification on any yacht voluntarily fitted with a VHF/DSC radio. This course is based online with the exam taking place in the classroom. You will learn basics of radio operation, frequencies, distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures, making ship to shore telephone calls, Digital Selective Calling, Global Maritime Distress Safety System.


Exam is administered directly by RYA and is not included in the course. The exam fee is payable to the RYA. Find out more about eligibility, arranging and paying for the SRC exam here.

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