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 (Nov 2019)

RYA Start Yachting, Competent Crew and Day Skipper Courses

We have just scheduled courses for Dec 19 and Jan 20.  Please see relevant pages for the course dates:

RYA Coastal Skipper & RYA Yachtmaster Exam Preparation & Exams

Two sets of RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Exams Preparation curses and exams have been released.

RYA Diesel Engine

These new courses have proved very popular with then setting out quickly.  We have added one more new course on the 15th Dec.  To book this course please contact follow this link to the RHKYC website https://www.rhkyc.org.hk/events/Engine.aspx?reg=show

Sea Safety & Survival (World Sailing/RYA)

For those requiring a Sea Safety & Survival certificate before the next offshore race to the Philippines in Apr 2020 we have released 3 course dates.  Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Mile Building

If you are just looking to gain some experience then if we have spare places on a course we will offer these up about 3 weeks before the start of the course.  To make a request access the Mile Building page then use the button on the lower right to request dates.


Theory Courses

RYA theory courses such as RYA Day Skipper Theory and RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore Theory are available throughout the year.

Updated: 19 Nov 2019

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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.

Beneteu 37

Our newer Beneteu 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 Beneteu 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.