The RYA Training Scheme and Certificates of Competence
Elite Sailing is an approved Royal Yachting Association Training Centre and we are inspected annually by the RYA to ensure that our methods, equipment and standards are maintained at a high level. Our training follows the RYA Sail Cruising scheme – a world-renowned sequence of courses leading from basic crewing up to professional Yachtmaster. Certificates are awarded for satisfactory completion of each course and, for those who want a formally recognised “ticket”, there are independent examinations for issue of “Yachtmaster Coastal” and “Yachtmaster Offshore” Certificates of Competence.
The “RYA Cruising Log Book”, available in most chandlers and directly from us, explains the system in detail and provides a record of your training and experience. Here we will try to show you how the various courses relate to each other, and what competence you should have after each course – particularly in terms of ability to crew on other yachts, charter, or get the “International Certificate of Competence” which in many European countries is now required by law. The system is flexible and you can start at any level appropriate to your experience. If you have any doubts we will be happy to give you objective advice.
Get details of the RYA training structure and course content