RYA training conference - be inspired!

RYA Training Conference

Supported by Gallagher

27 - 28 January 2024 | DoubleTree by Hilton Oxford Belfry

The RYA Training Conference supported by Gallagher is an annual conference for RYA instructors, appointment holders and training centre principals.

Join us for the latest updates from the RYA and wider industry. With the added opportunity to connect with exhibitors and other delegates.

Join us and be inspired! 

The conference programme is once again full to the brim with engaging content, inspirational presenters, and valuable updates from the RYA. Key elements of the conference will also be live streamed on Saturday for online delegates.

Bookings for the RYA Training Conference have now closed. 

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Attendees listening with rapt attention about sailing and training
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candid shot of an exhibitor talking to an attendee about the amazing things going on in sailing and training

2024 Highlights

  • Captain Andrew Moll, Chief Inspector of the Marine Accident Investigation Branch discusses recent accidents & incidents and draws out lessons learned.
  • Richard Falk, RYA Director of Training & Qualifications will be providing an annual update and Q&A session.
  • Explore Paris 2024 and weather insights with Simon Rowell, Meteorologist for the British Sailing Team.
  • Rachel Griffiths, Executive Coach, Leadership and Communications Trainer, will be hosting an interactive workshop on how to be a natural leader.
  • Learn more about lower carbon options for vessel operations with Phil Horton, RYA Environmental & Sustainability Manager.
  • Utilise using feedback to better support learning with RYA Coaching Development Manager, Dave Mellor.

Exclusive savings on RYA Publications

Delegates will also receive an exclusive conference discount on RYA Publications, saving up to 50% on RYA books and ebooks.

Speakers and sessions

Find out more about the 2024 speakers and sessions.

Training Conference agendas 

Take a look at the conference agendas to find out what we will be covering across the Saturday and Sunday, both in-person and online


Online resources from the 2023 RYA Training Conference

Catch up on a selection of key workshops and presentations from the 2023 conference with our video recordings and slides (login required).


Find out more