RYA School


Yacht Point Nautical School is a center authorized by the Royal Yachting Association to teach RYA qualifications in Barcelona.

The RYA (Royal Yacht Association) is a UK organization of international prestige that has the best training standards in sailing and motor yachting.

RYA Certificates will be useful if you are interested in:

    1. Obtain an internationally recognized qualification to improve your professional resume.
    2. Learn to sail or improve your technique with the best nautical teaching method.
    3. Work on British and Commonwealth flagged vessels.

The Royal Yachting Association’s training is based on the practical nature of the teaching and on a student-instructor ratio of no more than 5 to 1, thus ensuring that the instructor can dedicate the necessary time to the student.

In the professional field, international recognition also comes from the fact that candidates to work under an RYA qualification must pass a practical exam with a qualified examiner on board.

Anyone who wants to improve and become a more efficient skipper… should give it a try! And improve your nautical English at the same time!

Let us introduce you to our team.

The most important courses we teach are the following:

For aspiring skipper, with basic sailing experience.

It enables to sail in daytime trips in familiar waters.

The Day Skipper course is the equivalent of the Recreational Boats Skipper qualification, but much more practical and in English.

Prerequisites: 5 days sailed, 100 miles and 4 night hours. Theory level of the PER

Introduction to sailing course, with international recognition.

Prerequisites: None, no experience is required. 

During the Competent Crew Course, you will be embarked for 5 days on a sailboat, learning from 0, the techniques of seamanship.

It is not necessary any previous theoretical course, but it is recommended the online course Essential Navigation.

Course for aspiring skippers with sailing experience that enables day and night coastal navigation.

The Coastal Skipper Course requires a theory equivalent to the Yacht Skipper and 5 days of continuous evaluation on board.

Prerequisites: 15 days sailing, 2 days as skipper, 300 miles and 8 night hours.

Skipper with advanced technical and navigational knowledge and ability for day and night crossings without losing sight of the coast.

To become Yachtmaster Coastal the same exam and preparation as the Yachtmaster Offshore, with less demanding level.

Prerequisites: 30 days sailing, 2 of which as skipper, 800 miles and 12 night hours.

The Yachtmaster Offshore Qualification demonstrates proven experience as a skipper who is qualified to sail up to 150 miles offshore.

Prerequisites: 50 days sailed, 5 of which as skipper, 2,500 miles (half in tidal waters).

Theoretical course of Sextant and astronomy that qualifies the skipper without any limitation. At the end of the course there is a written exam.

The second part of the Ocean Yachtmaster Course is the elaboration of a work of some voyage of more than 500 miles and the oral exam to evaluate the same.

Prerequisites: To be in possession of the Yachtmaster Offshore and to have completed a voyage of more than 600 miles in ocean.

Process the Commercial Endorsement
June 22, 2022
In this article we want to outline the necessary steps to process the Commercial Endorsement of a RYA degree what would be to move from a recreational title to a professional. What the RYA says: ...