Do courses over 3 weekends have to be consecutive weekend?
No. However, we do recommend not to leave any longer than 4 weeks between each weekend
Do I receive a certificate after every course?
Yes, Every successful candidate will receive an official RYA course completion certificate
Is there a minimum age for a course?
There is no minimum age for the RYA Start Yachting and Competent Crew course. Children under 16 years of age however should be accompanies by a legal parent. The minimum age for the RYA Days Skipper & Coastal Skipper is 16 The minimum age for the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal & Yachtmaster Offshore is 18 There is no minimum age for all of the recommended courses
Do I have to be a RYA member before taking a course?
No. Becoming a member is a personal choice.
I already have sailing experience but no certificates. Do I have to start at the beginning of the ladder?
No. As long as you meet the prerequisite requirements for the chosen course you can enrol.
Is there an expiry date for the RYA certificates?
No. There is no expiry date for the course completion certificates.
How do I prove my previous sailing experience?
All your previous experience, sea miles and days at sea you can put in a logbook, spread sheet or similar.
What if I lost my certificates?
Lost certificates can be replaced by the training center where you took your course. RYA Day Skipper & Coastal Skipper are registered with the RYA and they will sent you a replacement for a small fee.
Are the recommended courses required?
While the recommended courses are not required, we highly suggest that students take them in order to increase their level, understanding and skill.