RYA sailing courses

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 few very important points that you should take into consideration about White Wake Sailing, when comparing prices of practical courses:

- Our practical courses run for a whole week, not for just 5 days!

- You can stay onboard our yacht from the day the courses start (Saturday) until the night AFTER the course ends (Friday to Saturday) at no extra cost, thus saving on accomodation expenses!

- There are no hidden exam fees!

- RYA Handbook and Log book are included in the course, so you don't have to pay separately for them!

Our RYA sailing courses


White Wake - RYA Theory courses

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


White Wake - RYA practical sailing courses

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.





VHF / SRC Radio

White Wake - SRC / VHF Marine radio courses

A one day, very pragmatic and interactive course to learn how to use a marine radio and the DSC system. You can choose between the classroom or the online course to best prepare yourself for the exam and obtain the internationally valid RYA SRC/VHF marine radio licence