Online RYA Professional Practices and Responsibilities (PPR)

Each year approximately 4,500 people apply to the RYA for a commercial endorsement in order to use their RYA qualifications professionally either as skipper or crew. This involves anything from delivering a new yacht, driving a work boat with lifting and towing gear or running a superyacht in the Med. Whatever your job is onboard, in…

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RYA Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Theory

The Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster RYA theory course provides advanced training for experienced skippers, building on knowledge gained from the Dayskipper theory course. This course is aimed at those who are looking to execute complex sailing passages offshore by day or night and are able to plan and execute into unfamiliar waters. The theory course should compliment the practical course…

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RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Sail Preparation and Exam

To attain the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore candidates must pass a practical examination to demonstrate their skippering ability. A Yachtmaster is capable of skippering the yacht on extended offshore passages by day or night.  He or she will be a much more experienced Coastal Skipper and will be able to do the same things but more…

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