RYA - Royal Yachting Association courses for acquiring certificates

The RYA is the UK s national association for all forms of recreational and competitive boating, representing sailing, motor cruising, sports boats, windsurfing, inland boating, powerboat racing and personal watercraft. It coordinates competition and/or development for all of the above at local, national and international level and is recognized by government as the negotiating body for these groups.

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The RYA s training schemes for powered and sailing craft provide the de-facto qualifications for skippers, instructors and water sports professionals worldwide.

RYA courses include Competent Crew, Day Skipper and Coastal Skipper levels.

competitive boating, representing sailing, motor cruising, sports boats, windsurfing, inland boating, powerboat racing, personal watercraft, CroatiaCompetent crew

This course is a five days course on the boat, that will during your learning, take you to the Middle-Adriatic and Dalmatian islands. A great way to enjoy the sailing and the beauty of nature while acquiring sailing knowledge and skills. This is an excellent course for those who aspire to obtain certification for Day Skipper or Costal skipper and collecting nautical miles. Beginners - welcome!  Min. experience: NoPrerequisites: No

Contents of the course: basic sailors and sailing skills, managing the sailboat - steering.
Knowledge after the course: steering, sail handling, participation in daily routine work on the boat.
Min. course duration: 5 days
The course is designed for all beginners and those who do not want to be just "passengers" on bord, but would like to become active crew members.

Day skipper

Day Skipper is a five-day sailing course for those who aspire to become experienced skippers. This course will teach the future skippers how to take care and be responsible for the ship and its crew. This will include navigation, understanding charts and sailing at night time. Candidates who successfully carry out the program and demonstrate practical knowledge, will be awarded with a certificate, upon completion of the course. This certificate and nautical miles will be counted for future advanced courses. This certification is recognized worldwide and will allow you to rent a boat or even get national certification of their country.
Min. experience: 5 days sailing , 100 nM in your logbook and 4 hours of night navigation.
Prerequisites: basics sailors - sailing skills and managing the sailboat - steering. It is recommended to complete the " Day Skipper " course on the land before the practical course.
Course content: Pilotage, managing the boat and the crew, navigation - navigation at night.
Knowledge after the course: managing yacht in familiar waters by day.
Min. course duration: 5 days
This course gives you a chance to take the lead on the boat with the help of instructors and instruction. You will concentrate on pilotage, ship management and crew and the navigation. The course can be maintained in waters where they are / are not expressed a big difference in tides (tidal, non - tidal waters) and, accordingly, will receive the certificate.

Coastal skipper

Coastal Skipper course is for all those aspiring to gain „Professional certificate“. The goal of the course is to teach students with experience (Day Skipper), to manage the sailboat at day and night in coastal waters. Upon successful completion of this course, the student obtains a certificate - Coastal skipper.
Min. experience: 15 days sailing which includes two days at the position skipper, 300 nM under sails and 8 hours a night navigation.
Required knowledge: navigation and complete knowledge of the Day Skipper course (thory and practical knowledge).
Course content: managing / steering techniques for coastal and offshore sailing.
Knowledge after the course: Managing the sailboat in coastal waters during the day and at night.
Min. course duration: 5 days
This course is an introduction for those who want to prepare and expand their knowledge on offshore sailing and sailing in unfamiliar waters.

Date Course
31.03. - 05.042018 competent crew / day skipper
07.04. - 12.04.2018 coastal skipper
14.04. - 19.04.2018  competent crew / day skipper
28.04. - 03.05.2018 competent crew / day skipper
05.05. - 10.05.2018 competent crew / day skipper
12.05. - 17.05.2018 competent crew / day skipper
26.05. - 31.05.2018 competent crew / day skipper
02.06. - 07.06.2018 competent crew / day skipper
16.06. - 21.06.2018 competent crew / day skipper
23.06. - 28.06.2018 competent crew / day skipper
07.07. - 12.07.2018 competent crew / day skipper
14.07. - 19.07.2018 competent crew / day skipper
28.07. - 02.08.2018 competent crew / day skipper
04.08. - 09.08.2018 competent crew / day skipper
11.08. - 16.08.2018 competent crew / day skipper
18.08. - 23.08.2018 competent crew / day skipper
01.09. - 06.09.2018 competent crew / day skipper
15.09. - 20.09.2018 competent crew / day skipper
22.09. - 27.09.2018 competent crew / day skipper
29.09. -04.10.2018 competent crew / day skipper
06.10. - 11.10.2018 competent crew / day skipper
20.10. - 25.10.2018 competent crew / day skipper
27.10. - 01.11.2018 competent crew / day skipper

NOTE: for larger groups, upon request, alternative dates for all courses are possible.

Price list





Competent crew - 5 days 791€ 831 € 891 €
Day skipper - 5 days 791 € 831 € 891 €

Coastal skipper - 5 days


892 € - -

Included in price:

  • 6 nights on board, 5 full days sailing away from the base (not for competent crew)
  • mooring fees in school base Jezera
  • diesel and propane
  • VAT
  • all tuition, course materials
  • exam fees

Not included in price:

  • flights, other transportation to/from the base
  • personal, medical and travel insurance
  • harbour fees out of the base marina Jezera
  • visitors tax 1.-€ per person per day
  • parking fees
  • national park entry fees and ferries
  • food and drinks on board and ashore
  • accommodation ashore
  • RYA certificate with a picture - 15.-€
  • Logbook 7.-€

VHF/DSC course

VHF/DSC including GMDSS Course & SRC Certificate
Price: 150.-€
Course fee includes:
Teaching material/ Manuals in classroom which are property of School.
Not Included:
Transportation, parking, meals or drinks.
Exam papers £ 10.
SRC Certificate for which payments should be paid directly to RYA tighter with application for certificate - £ 60


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