RYA Raymarine Yachtmaster Scheme Instructor Conference

08-09 February 2020, De Vere Wokefield Estate

The RYA Raymarine Yachtmaster Scheme Instructor Conference is set to return to the De Vere Wokefield Estate from 08-09 February 2020. Aimed at Principals, Yachtmaster Instructors and Cruising Instructors within the Sail and Motor Cruising schemes, we’re delighted to confirm that the conference will also be open to Shorebased Instructors for a second year. 


Expert advice

The conference will feature updates from the RYA Chief Instructors and the broader RYA team, workshops with industry experts and the chance to speak with hand-picked exhibitors. There will also be plenty of time for networking and catching up with old friends.

View the full programme here.


Highlights include an inspiring talk from ocean sailor and RYA Yachtmaster™ Cruising Instructor Trainer, Pip Hare, as she prepares for the world’s toughest single-handed yacht race, The Vendee Globe, as well as workshops on radar, heavy weather boat handling and how to transition from instructor to coach. 

Find out more about the workshop topics and presenters here.

State-of-the-art facilities

The De Vere 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.

Address: Goodboy's Ln, Mortimer Common, Reading RG7 3AE.

Take a tour of the venue here.

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Going green

As part of the RYA’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, we’ll be making a number of changes to make the conference greener than ever before. This will include reduced paper printouts and working with the venue to eliminate single use plastics. The Green Blue, the joint environmental awareness programme of the RYA and British Marine, will also be on hand to speak to delegates about managing and preventing environmental impacts. 

Find out more about the RYA’s Environment and Sustainability Policy here.




Our thanks go to our long-standing sponsor Raymarine for their continued outstanding support.