RYA Yachtmaster courses
Yachtmaster certificates are issued by the Royal Yachting Asssociation (RYA) under the authority of the UK's Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).
The Yachtmaster certificate is the entry level qualification for commercial captains and a goal for many recreational skippers.
RYA Yachtmaster qualifications are well respected throughout the world.
Start as a beginner or an experienced sailor
Whatever your previous experience, we guarantee to improve your knowledge and skills.
Yachtmaster Coastal is the qualification for skippers who will stay within 20 miles of port, sailing by day in fine weather.
Yachtmaster Offshore is the certificate you need to take command of a yacht on passages up to 150 miles from a safe haven.
Yachtmaster Ocean is awarded to skippers whose knowledge and experience equips them to undertake ocean passages, unrestricted by distance.
Join our popular Yachtmaster Traineeship for a comprehensive programme and fabulous sailing adventure leading to Yachtmaster Offshore or Coastal qualification.
Or achieve the 'gold standard' Yachtmaster Ocean certificate on a Yachtmaster Ocean Traineeship at Flying Fish.
Certificates of competence
Every RYA Yachtmaster certificate is proof of competence on board and a qualification to take command of a vessel up to 24 m. Yachtmaster Offshore and Yachtmaster Ocean qualifications also act as passports to worldwide employment opportunities.