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RYA Certification



The RYA / Yachting Australia  courses and qualifications are the most recognised maritime qualifications in the world. The RYA Yachtmaster is the pinnacle of this highly successful sail training scheme and is recognised as a fully commercial certificate in many parts of the world, including Australia. Recreational sailors will find that charter companies worldwide will recognise the standards that are represented by RYA courses. Many countries, particularly in Europe, require boat owners and charterers to have either the RYA Dayskipper Certificate or an ICC.
RYA schools have to maintain high standards as they are annually audited and undergo spot inspections. As an accredited RYA sailing school, EastSail delivers internationally recognised practical and shore based theory courses, ranging from the RYA Start Yachting and Competent Crew courses for beginners through to Dayskipper, Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster levels. Our courses are supported by RYA handbooks. Most of the RYA certificates have minimum sea time and tuition times as well as a demonstrated understanding of the skills taught at each level  in order for certificates to be issued.

sailing-school-yacht-eastsailEastSail fleet
The EastSail fleet comprises Beneteau and Sydney keel boats from 10-14m (33'-47'). Unlike many other sailing schools who operate under an exemption from survey, the EastSail yachts are in full survey with NSW Roads and Maritime for commercial operation. They are inspected whilst they are under construction and then inspected annually by government surveyors. In addition the yachts carry extra safety equipment as required by the RYA.
EastSail instructors
Each of our instructors holds are RYA Yachtmasters and have an instructor endorsement. They are required to undergo instructor re-training every 5 years. They have the knack of being able to teach in a friendly, relaxed and professional manner. They also have a first aid certificate, Sea Safety and Survival qualification and radio operators license.

RYA Flow chart click here to see the RYA course structure

Please call us on 02 9327 1166 or email us on training@eastsail.com.au if you would like more information on the RYA schemes or our learn to sail courses.
Learn to sail with EastSail, Australia's leading sailing school. Based in Rushcutters Bay, adjacent to the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia and sailing on Sydney Harbour and the adjacent NSW coastline. Our courses are full accredited RYA - Royal Yachting Association and SA - Sailing Australia.

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