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RYA Training Centre

More than a sailing school

RYA Training Centre

Yacht Pont is a Recognised RYA Training Centre in Barcelona.

The RYA (Royal Yacht Association) is a UK organization of recognized international prestige that includes everything related to the world of sailing.

The courses we offer will benefit you in many ways. Some of these advantages are:

  • Obtaining an RYA certification that is internationally recognized
  • Learning to sail or improve your technique
  • Providing a head start to be able to work in the Commonwealth and English flag vessels


The courses that we offer in our RYA Training Centre are the following:

Competent Crew

Introductory course of sailing with international recognition.

Pre-course experience: None.

Ability after course: Able to steer, handle sails, keep a lookout, row a dinghy and assist in all the day to day routines

Day Skipper

Day Skipper theory onlineDay Skipper (non-tidal) and International Certificate of Competence. A practical course for aspiring skippers with some yachting experience as well as some basic navigation and sailing skills.

Pre-course experience: 5 days , 100 miles, 4 night hours.

Ability after course: Skipper a small yacht in familiar waters by day.

Coastal Skipper

Curso de PERA practical course designed for beginners and those who would like to become active crew members rather than just passengers. Experience living on board and getting to know the boat fully. This course offers a great hands on opportunity. You are the crew- without your actions the sails won’t go up, and the boat won’t be steered.

Pre-course experience: 15 days, 2 as skipper, 300 miles, 8 night hours.

Ability after course: Knowledge, if not the experience, to become a Yachtmaster

Yachtmaster Coastal

A practical course offering advanced skippering techniques for yachtsmen and women with considerable knowledge in sailing and navigation, wanting to undertake coastal passages by day and night. Like the Day Skipper course, this course consists of skippered passages in a variety of situations.

Pre-course experience: 30 days, 2 as skipper, 800 miles, 12 night hours.

Ability after course: Knowledge, if not the experience, to become a Yachtmaster

Yachtmaster Offshore

Skipper a cruising yacht on any passage in which the yacht won’t be more than 150 miles from harbor.

Pre-course experience: 50 days, 5 as skipper, 2500 miles, 5 passages over 60 miles, 2 at night and 2 skipper.

Yachtmaster Ocean

Curso Ocean YachtmasterCompetent to skipper a yacht on passages of any length in all parts of the world.

Pre-course experience: Yachtmaster Offshore, Ocean passage and thesis.

Below you can see our following scheduled courses