Our annual conferences offer opportunities for those working within the RYA Training schemes to keep up-to-date with information from the RYA Chief Instructors and the broader RYA team. With workshops from industry experts and the chance to speak with hand-picked exhibitors, there’s also plenty of time for networking and catching up with old friends.

“The conferences are a brilliant opportunity for delegates to get actively involved in sessions led by experts. We strive to ensure there’s something for everyone, across all the RYA Training schemes, with workshops and presentations to deepen knowledge, present fresh perspectives and offer a broad view of the industry. We recommend that anyone working within any of the RYA Training schemes attend their relevant conference as frequently as possible and hope that the information shared will filter down to everyone within the RYA Training network.” -  Richard Falk, RYA Director of Training and Qualifications.

Upcoming conferences




Further information

RYA Training Conference

Wyboston Lakes, Bedfordshire

01-02 February 2020

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RYA Raymarine Yachtmaster Scheme Instructor Conference

De Vere Wokefield Estate, Berkshire

08-09 February 2020

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Full programmes will be announced and bookings will open later this year.

RYA Training Conference, 01-02 February

The RYA Training Conference is back and it’s set to be bigger and better than ever before. Aimed at Principals, Trainers, Coaches and Instructors* within the Dinghy, Windsurfing, Power, Personal Watercraft and Inland Waterways schemes, we’re delighted to announce a brand new venue and increased capacity for 2020. 

NEW for 2020! Due to overwhelming demand, we’ll be taking the 2020 conference to a new and improved venue. 

The Wyboston Lakes Resort in Bedfordshire, is ideally located between Cambridge and Milton Keynes, easily accessible by road, rail and air, and less than one hour from London. The recently renovated, purpose built facilities, offer well-presented social spaces for networking, and accessible meeting rooms, all equipped with the very latest presentation technology. 

*This year, we will also be opening up the conference to all Senior Instructors in the Dinghy and Windsurfing schemes, and all Instructors in the Power and Personal Watercraft schemes. 

RYA Raymarine Yachtmaster Scheme Instructor Conference, 08-09 February

Due to the success of the 2019 RYA Raymarine Yachtmaster Scheme Instructor Conference, we are delighted to confirm that we’ll be returning to the De Vere Wokefield Estate for 2020. Aimed at Principals, Yachtmaster Instructors and Cruising Instructors within the Sail and Motor Cruising schemes, the conference will also be open to Shorebased Instructors for a second year.

The Wokefield Estate is situated just 10 minutes from the M4 (Junction 11) and 40 minutes, from London Heathrow Airport. Offering tech-savvy meeting rooms and well-designed networking areas, the modern facility is the perfect setting for two days of learning and networking.

Previous conferences

Conference Date Further information
Yachtmaster™ Scheme Instructor Conference - South Africa July 2019 Conference presentations

RYA Raymarine Yachtmaster™ Scheme Instructor Conference

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January 2019



Conference report and presentations



RYA Training Conference

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 February 2019 Conference report and presentations
RYA Inland Waterways Conference  September 2018  Conference report