RYA training and qualifications are recognised and respected throughout the world - testimony to our high standards and expertise.
Working with other well-respected training and professional organisations, our qualifications open doors for everyone from sailing and motor cruising instructors to superyacht captains and military personnel...

Professional Yachtsmen's Association
"The PYA and the yachting industry as a whole continue to benefit enormously from the endeavours of the RYA and, in particular the standards and quality afforded by their training programs and certificates."

The Royal Navy
"The Royal Navy trains to the highest of standards - the RYA scheme is an ideal fit to our programme."

Dame Ellen MacArthur
"The skills I learned have been invaluable in my racing career and have been a major part of my success."

Royal National Lifeboat Institution
The RYA sets the national standards for all recreational and many professional mariners."

In order to monitor our standards and identify strengths and weaknesses, our examination process is continually subject to a quality assurance survey, run by an external company. View their findings here.