In 1970 the RYA Dinghy and Coaching schemes were introduced to assist clubs and sailing schools by providing a national syllabus and method of learning to sail. 50 years on, the RYA has a network of more than 2,400 recognised training centres in 58 countries worldwide and supports the delivery of over 100 different courses.
Some 270,000 people undertake some form of RYA training every year and the programme of courses is no longer exclusive to dinghies, but now encompasses everything from personal watercraft to the inland waterways, the thrill of foiling, the globally respected RYA Yachtmaster™ and so much more.
From children to adults, beginners to marine professionals and everyone inbetween, the RYA’s training schemes have impacted a significant number of people and helped to shape the marine industry as we know it today. Over the next 12 months we will be looking back at how things have evolved, sharing memories, celebrating how far we’ve come and thanking everyone who’s been a part of the journey along the way.
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