RYA Training Scheme
The Royal Yachting Association is a British based charity established by yachtsmen over 100 years ago to promote all aspects of leisure sailing and water sports.
In an effort to enhance safety at sea and therefore enjoyment, the RYA established a comprehensive training scheme, which at the time was a totally new concept. Over the years it became so successful that it gained world wide recognition and has become an international standard adopted by many other countries to train their own sailors.
As the originators and developers of this training scheme, the RYA work hard to maintain the highest possible standards for both its schools and instructors. Instructors must pass stringent examinations both in the practice and theory of sailing plus, in addition, other courses related to the safety of life at sea and first aid. They are required to repeat these examinations at regular intervals to ensure high standards are maintained. All RYA Schools and training yachts are also examined at yearly intervals by independent inspectors and, if they are not happy that the RYA standards are being met, recognition of the school is withdrawn and the school can no longer operate as an RYA recognized training center.
Yuksel Yachting is recognized to operate as an RYA Training Center for cruising under sail and has been so for over fifteen years. This year it has also been recognised as an RYA Interactive School.
You can enter the training scheme at any point appropriate to your experience.
For additional and more detailed information regarding the RYA Training Scheme, see the link below.