RYA Courses and Certificates
Royal Yachting Association’s RYA courses and certificates are the most respectable and the most widely accepted sailors training programs in the world. RYA’s certificates which students get after the successful finish of the course or after passing an exam are accepted as licences for leisure sailing or working in yachting industry in the majority of countries around the world, including Croatia.
Means that with a certificate of Day Skipper level or higher you’ll be able to charter a sailboat and sail throughout the world. For those who are seeking an international career in sailing and yachting industry, RYA certificates from Coastal Skipper level or higher open the doors of highly paid jobs. Given the high standard of training they became a standard for professionals in the industry.
RYA courses – for beginners, advanced and professionals
RYA is a British national body for all forms of recreational or professional boating. Apart from sailing, RYA programmes include dinghy and yacht racing, motor and sail cruising, RIBs and sports boats, powerboat racing, windsurfing, canal and river boat cruising, as well as personal watercraft. RYA has been developing its’ training programmes for more than 50 years with the approval and oversight of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
Through its licensed centres RYA offers more than 100 theory and practical courses for every level. From beginners, advanced to professional, courses are standardized and the same throughout the world. There are also training materials and handbooks for every course.
RYA courses – highest result in shortest period
RYA courses are clearly structured and focused on achieving the highest result in the shortest period possible. RYA courses are adjusted for students’ abilities and needs regardless of their level of skills or knowledge. Whether they are beginners, leisure skippers or professionals. RYA courses are being held by qualified and licensed instructors. Except separate RYA instructor training they have the highest levels of RYA certificates – RYA Yachtmaster™ Offshore or RYA Yachtmaster™ Ocean.
Clear proof of RYA’s quality and reputation is the fact that RYA programmes are being held in more than 2.400 licensed training centres in around 50 countries. Also, more than 240.000 people take a RYA course annually. More than 24.000 professionals work with RYA certificates around the world.
Besides that, British Ministry of Defence and other governmental organisations accept RYA’s programmes for the purpose of training of their employees. RYA is also the biggest publisher of nautical books and education materials in the world. More than 300.000 books are sold every year.
ANA – licensed RYA Training Centre in Croatia
RYA courses in ANA are held by the instructors trained in Great Britain. Sailboat that we use for RYA training is equipped to the high British standards. Every year, regular RYA inspection confirms our compliance with the standards for holding RYA courses.