RYA Training Courses

RYA Practical Training Courses from Conwy Yacht Charter in North Wales

RYA Training Centre

Conwy Yacht Charter is a fully recognised RYA Training centre offering a range of RYA practical courses including Start Yachting, Competent Crew and Day Skipper.

Start Yachting Weekend Course

This provides a short introduction to sail cruising for novices and by the end of the course you will have experienced steering a yacht, sail handling, ropework and knowledge of safety on board.

Holders of a Start Yachting certificate can obtain a Competent Crew certificate by completing a further three days or two weekends of the Competent Crew course.

RYA Competent Crew Course

This course is for the newcomer to cruising, and is run over 5 consecutive days or 3 weekends. Living on board the boat you will be taught the basics of seamanship, safety procedures, helmsmanship and all the techniques needed to be a useful crew member.

RYA Day Skipper Practical Course

This course teaches navigation and pilotage, boat handling, seamanship and safety. Successful candidates will be deemed qualified to Skipper a cruising yacht safely by day in tidal waters with which they are familiar.

The entry level for the 'Day Skipper' qualification has a minimum age limit of 16 years and takes those with at least 100 sea miles and Day Skipper Theory certificate or relevant navigational experience.

Coastal Skipper Practical Course

The aim of this course is to enable you to be capable and confident in skippering a yacht on longer Coastal passages. Again, we'll help you to brush up on some of the Day Skippers syllabus if needed, but this time the emphasis is on planning and then doing slightly longer and more adventurous trips.

Yachtmaster Coastal or Yachtmaster Offshore Prep with DoT Exam

These Worldwide recognised certificates are for more experienced skippers who require MCA (DoT) / RYA Certification.

For Yachtmaster Coastal the pre-requirements are: 30 days at sea, 2 days as skipper, 800M & 12 night hours.

For Yachtmaster Offshore: 50 days, 5 days as skipper, 2500M, 5 passages over 60M including 2 overnight and 2 as skipper.

For course prices please give us a call on 07788978965.

Booking Enquiry

If you wish to enquire about any cruise date availability or if you seek further information, simply complete and submit the following form, or call us. Here at Conwy Yacht Charter we like to handle enquiries personally we will rapidly respond and discuss individual requirements.

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Where would you like to go?

For those wanting a day trip or shorter voyages - the North Wales Coast offers some spectacular scenery and wildlife.


Introducing your yacht

To Me To You offers a comfortable ride and is equally enjoyable both for experienced Sailors and beginners.


When is To Me To You available?

To Me To You is available throughout the year and for special events.
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