The RYA, (Royal Yachting Association) with its 150 years of glorious history, is the British national body for all forms of boating, from dinghy to yacht racing, from sail cruising to powerboat racing, windsurfing, etc.
It has more than 110,000 members and runs 2,400 Training Centres around the world.
Within the sailing world, its courses and qualifications are recognised everywhere as the best you can get. The secret is relatively simple: years and years of experience, high standards, and a clearly outlined course progression scheme. Every RYA recognised Training Centre gets inspected every year: its boats, its training facilities, its processes and procedures. And of course also any complaints that may have taken place are reviewed, to ensure that they are handled properly and timely. This is the best way to ensure the standards are respected and that quality is delivered regardless of where you take the course.
The RYA sailing courses offers a very balanced mix of theory notions with plenty of practical time spent on the water, to build routine and confidence when executing all manoeuvres. Show your RYA qualification anywhere in the world and you will see for yourself how well regarded they are by sailors all over.
And why not learning to sail in beautiful Croatia, with its crystal clear waters and hundreds of islands?
A broad range of RYA theory courses to accompany you in your journey towards becoming a more experienced sailor. Learn the essentials of navigation and seamanship. Or engage in more intensive and challenging classes to learn the secrets of tides, rules of the road, passage planning and more. Some courses are available both in the standard classroom format or online
Whether you have never sailed before, or you are already an experienced skipper, our RYA practical courses will be able to cater for your specific needs and for all levels. From Competent Crew, if you are just starting to sail, to Yachtmaster Offshore, the recognised 'seal' of seamanship.