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.

Theoretical Courses

The Royal Yachting Association‘s Essential Navigation online course will provide you with the knowledge and vocabulary in basic nautical English, navigation, safety, voyage planning and basic seamanship concepts for inexperienced skippers and all those who want to refresh their knowledge in the nautical language par excellence.

This course is especially recommended for those who want to take our Competent Crew course.

The RYA Day Skipper Theory Course is an introduction to cruising for the inexperienced skipper. This course provides you with sufficient knowledge to navigate familiar waters during the day. Also included is basic knowledge of the lights to introduce you to night watches.

Modality: Classroom or Online

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.

The Marine Radio SRC VHF online course is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) equipment on any British flagged vessel voluntarily equipped with a radio.

This includes both fixed and portable equipment using international channels.

This course is also required to obtain your Yachtmaster Certificate.

El curso PPR online, es obligatorio para todos los titulares del RYA con Commercial Endorsement.

Los patrones profesionales con titulación RYA, pueden trabajar en yates y cobrar legalmente por ello. Los solicitantes de un Certificado de Competencia RYA, deben primero pasar el curso de PPR.

The online PPR course is compulsory for all RYA holders with Commercial Endorsement.

Professional skippers with RYA qualifications can work on yachts and be legally paid for it. Applicants for an RYA Certificate of Competence must first pass the PPR course.

Practical Courses

The Powerboat Level 2 course is a two-day course that gives you the skills and knowledge necessary to run a powerboat, it is the basic certificate in the International Certificate of Competence.

The course focuses on short distance low speed handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to planing speed driving and collision rules.

If you have never sailed a sailboat before, with the Start Yachting Course you will get an introduction to cruising sailing.

The goal of this course is to help you become more competent, efficient and safer on the water.

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.

No previous theoretical course is necessary, but the online course Essential Navigation is recommended.

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.

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

The Coastal Skipper Course, needs 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.

The Yachtmaster Coastal/Offshore course is designed for experienced sailors. There are 2 levels of competence: the Yachtmaster Coastal and the Yachtmaster Offshore.

The Yachtmaster is the most prestigious sailing qualification in the world.

Go to Yachtmaster Sail.

An RYA Yachtmaster certificate of competency is a globally recognized and respected qualification that proves your experience and competence as a skipper.

It allows you to work as a skipper on commercial boats up to 200gt.

The Yachtmaster Power certificate is obtained through a practical exam involving maneuvers and various exercises that will serve to demonstrate your skill and confidence as a skipper.

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