RYA Practical Courses

RYA qualifications are known and respected the world over. We work constantly to ensure that the highest standards are maintained.

Everything you need to begin or continue your learning is here, whether you are a recreational boater, a globetrotting professional or are looking to become an RYA training centre, in the UK or abroad.

RYA training is forward thinking and designed for whatever level of skill, professionalism and knowledge you want to achieve.We have been around for over 130 years, but our approach is fresh and up to date. RYA courses never stop developing to take into account the dynamic world of boating    More…

Sail Cruising Courses

This leaflet contains all the information you need to find a sail cruising course…

Start Yachting

A short introduction to sailing for complete beginners.

By the end of the course you will have experienced steering a yacht, sail handling, ropework and be aware of safety on boardMore

Competent Crew

Upon completion of the RYA Competent Crew course you will be a useful member of the crew with an understanding of the workings of a yacht. You will be able to confidently help casting off, while under sail and when mooring… More

Day Skipper

Learn to skipper a short passage with the instructor on hand to give advice and encouragement and ensure your safety. Experience being in charge, taking credit when it all  goes well and being responsible when it doesn’t… More

Coastal Skipper

Advanced skippering techniques for yachtsmen and women with considerable knowledge of sailing and navigation, wanting to undertake coastal passages by day and nightMore