RYA Training in Hong Kong

Welcome to China’s first RYA Sail Cruising Recognized Training Centre.  We are based in Hong Kong and teach the full range of both theory and practical RYA yacht cruising courses.  To see our RYA registration details click here.

RYA qualifications are recognized all over the world as being the ‘gold standard’ for boating qualification, both for pleasure and commercial use.  The RYA have Recognized Training Centres (RTC) all over the world from Australia to the USA and it’s only through these RTCs they deliver their world class training and qualifications.  For more information on RYA training click here.

Latest News (8th June 2022)

APY have partnered with the RHKYC to deliver some short courses over the summer.  Initially aimed at beginners, but if there is sufficient demand they will be expanded into more advanced sessions to include topics such as handling under power in confined spaces, navigation, MoB, etc.  Details and bookings can be found on the RHKYC training website (click here).

As usual, the RYA school will close down over the hot summer months as its difficult to teach effectively over this period.  We plan to start our 2022-23 season some time in October 2022.  We will send an email to all those who have registered with us when we have confirmed our start date and new courses.

To get notifications of new course dates as they are published, please register using the form to the right of this page.

Theory Courses

RYA theory courses such as RYA Day Skipper Theory and RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore Theory are available throughout the year.  This is the perfect time to get the likes of the RYA Day Skipper Theory done so you are ready for when we can run scheduled courses.
NOTE:  We won’t be able to supply the EN&S or VHF online courses until October 2022.

Sea Safety & Survival

With the lack of offshore racing due to COVID-19 we are not running any RYA/World Sailing Sea Safety & Survival courses just at the moment.   To receive notification when new courses are scheduled please register for our emails using the small form on the right of this page.  We anticipate new courses will be scheduled in Nov-Dec 2022 before the RHKYC swimming pool closes in late December.

Updated: 8 June 2022

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ASIA Pacific Yachting run the full set of yacht training sailing courses both theory and practical.


In addition to the RYA courses we also offer other added services such as experience building day’s, race training, ISAF safety reviews, etc.  Please contact us and give detials of the service you are considering.

Training Yachts

We have two training yachts in the school to suit all types of sailing.

Beneteau 37

Our newer Beneteau 37 is ideal for training RYA Competent Crew and RYA Day Skipper as its a good comfortable size but small enough for a new skipper to be able to handle her with ease.  She is well equipped and has excellent cover from the sun with a full bimini.  The Beneteau can comfortably sleep 7 and with its large, wide cockpit it’s very comfortable upstairs.

Bavaria 47

Our larger Bavaria 47 is more suited towards the RYA Coastal Skipper and RYA Yachtmaster courses but as she has air conditioning we use her more frequently in the hotter months.  Her features also including a 240V generator, electric primary winches, radar and HF radio.  So she is also ideally setup for blue water cruising.

‘Own Boat’ Training

If you wish to have your own private course on your own yacht this can be arranged.  The yacht used must meet certain standards we will be happy to advise you about the details on request.