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RYA Training

RYA Training is delivered through our sister company Global Yacht Training, an accredited Royal Yachting Association school established in 2006.

Hands on experience

You will get experience of operating a race charter vessel, MCA coding requirements, ISAF regulations, yacht preparation for racing, splicing and rope work, engine checks, sail care and repair and will get an insider look at the race yacht charter industry.

Over 10,000 Miles

Over the course of a year you will sail and race in over ten countries, complete a transatlantic race, compete in international regattas and offshore races including the Les Voiles de St Topez, the ARC race, the Rolex Middle Sea Race, RORC Caribbean 600 and Antigua Sailing Week


Gain RYA practical and theory qualifications and receive valuable hands on experience and training that will lead you to a fulfilling career in yacht racing.  You will be mentored and coached by top commercial race skippers Andy Middleton, Christian Reynolds and receive top level sail training from our team of RYA Yachtmaster Instructors.

What’s included

All yacht costs whilst afloat, all safety equipment, publications, tuition and the YM exam fee if taken in the UK. We also provide Team kit consisting of branded Race shirt, Polo shirt, Technical Shorts and Gilet or Jacket

Course Modules 6 Months 10 Months
Qualications RYA Yachtmaster Offshore* RYA Yachtmaster Offshore*
Mileage Minimum 5000nm Minimum 9000nm
Trans Atlantic?
International Regattas 3 5
RORC 600nm Offshore 1 1
Yacht Maintenance?
RYA Logbook & Training Material?
Skippered Passages?
VHF Certicate?
Sea Survival?
RYA Competent Crew
RYA Day Skipper Shorebased
RYA Day Skipper Practical
Race coaching and inshore/offshore race experience
Watch keeping experience
RYA Yachtmaster Offshore (Sail)
RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased
First Aid?
Traineeship fees: £13.995 £15.995

*subject to trainee’s own performance in the exams

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