You can now book your place on the RYA Raymarine Yachtmaster Instructor Conference 2015, to be held at the Bournemouth Marriott Highcliff Hotel, 24-25 January 2015.    

The conference is open to RYA Yachtmaster and Cruising Instructors, Examiners and Principals.  

This year there will not be a keynote speaker, instead a detailed presentation on the recent tragic loss of Cheeki Rafiki will be delivered, including the findings from the MAIB investigation and some guidance on what we as instructors can do to help better educate our students on some of the lessons learned.  

Share your thoughts

During the conference you will have the opportunity to attend expert led workshops and discussion groups and it is also the perfect opportunity for you to have your say, share your thoughts and give feedback on various topics as well as hear about updates planned for the RYA Cruising Schemes.    

The RYA Yachtmaster Instructor conference is a fantastic opportunity for instructors to catch up with friends and for new ones to make important contacts within the industry.  

The industry continues to change at a frenetic pace and this is a great opportunity for our instructors to hear about what is happening both in the UK and overseas. We have had a busy year and we look forward to sharing the many developments with you. At the same time RYA training department personnel look forward to the opportunity to hear suggestions and feedback from the backbone of the RYA Cruising Scheme – our network of instructors and examiners. I hope to see as many of you there as possible.  

Special offers

As title sponsors of the RYA Yachtmaster Conference, Raymarine will be offering a number of subsidised delegate places to new instructors who have not attended the conference before. If you would like to apply for one of these places, please indicate on your booking form. To be considered for a sponsored place, your application should be returned no later than 22 December 2014.     

As part of the conference there are also a number of visiting exhibitors who will be providing special offers for attendees including a 35% discount on all Imray charts and significant discounts on RYA Publications and DVDs.    

Book now

To book your please contact John Whelton on 02380 604183 or email    

Booking forms need to be returned by no later than Friday 16th January 2015.  

Please note that places are allocated on a first come first served basis and the last few years has seen the event oversubscribed.  

Bookings can also be made through the RYA Interactive Website: logon as guest, this will then take you through to the bookings page.