RYA Training Center


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RYA training center

RYA Training Center

rya training center

In order to be able to enjoy a sailing trip, you should get proper training and/or assistance.

Safety, boat handling, preparing your trip, dealing with unexpected events, learning to be a skipper, meteo, ... are only a few aspects that will determine the success of your day or holiday at sea.

Rya (Royal Yachting Association) is setting the standard for training @ sea in a lot of area's. With more then 2500 RYA schools over the world, you will always find a training center nearby. They all give courses (equal content and method) and the system has proven its value over the years. This doesn't mean it's a static system, it keeps evolving.

RYA is recognized by MCA to issue the certificate RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore and Ocean.

If you want a balanced, well 'designed' and proven training system, the RYA might be your best choice.

Dayskipper Shorebased (5 days + exam)

A comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers.

Included : Course pack; training almanac; 2 training charts; electronic chart plotter (download); Dayskipper-certificat after (successfull) completion

This course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day.

A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising.

The course takes into account developments in technology and the electronic navigation aids now available on most cruising boats.

In conjunction with the UK Hydrographic Office a chart plotter specifically for use on training courses has been developed, giving you a realistic insight into electronic navigation. Use of this plotter is an integral part of the Day Skipper shorebased course.

There are northern and southern hemisphere versions of the training materials. We provide the northern hemisphere course.

The course is taught over 40 hours with two exam papers.

A maximum of 12 participants/course is allowed. We prefer groups of approx 8-10, in order to give maximum support.

Course topics include:

  • the basics of seamanship
  • the essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage
  • chartwork
  • electronic charts
  • position fixing
  • plotting a course to steer
  • weather forecasting and meteorology
  • tides
  • collision regulations
  • construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat
  • emergency and safety procedures including distress calls,use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts

Dates :

See also webshop

18, 19, 20 en 24, 25 , (26) oktober 2019

or on demand.

Price : 425,-€

Coastal/YM Shorebased (5 days + exam)

Advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course.

Included : Course pack; training almanac; 2 training charts; electronic chart plotter (download); Coastal/YM-certificat after (successfull) completion; Books : Weather-handbook, Navigation-Handbook, IRPCS  (International Regulations for Preventing Collision at Sea)

This course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages.

This course will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the Yachtmaster™ Coastal and Yachtmaster™ Offshore practical exams, concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills.

As with the Day Skipper shorebased course, the specially designed chart plotter software will be used during the course to give you a realistic taste of modern electronic navigation.

The course is taught over 40 hours with three exam papers.

Course topics include:

  • position fixing
  • course shaping and plotting
  • tidal knowledge
  • use of almanacs and admiralty publications
  • electronic position finding equipment
  • taking and interpreting forecasts
  • plotting weather systems
  • weather predictions using a barometer and by observation
  • collision regulations
  • customs and excise regulations for cruising abroad
  • It allows some time for revision of the basics and then moves on to advanced navigation techniques.

Dates :

See also webshop

8, 15, 22, 29 nov, 6 (13) dec 2019 : more details to come

or on demand.

Price : 700,- Euro

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