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

We are coming to the end of our 2017-18 season and it’s been a very successful year with many newly qualified RYA Day Skippers and RYA Competent Crew.  We will start scheduled courses again in October 2018 and dates will be sent out to all APY subscribers (see form on right) when they are known so please register to receive updates.

We do sometimes run courses out-of-season if you can organise a group of 4 to 5 people.  Just send an email to mail@asiapacificyachting.com with your request and we will see what we can do to assist.

For those requiring a Sea Safety & Survival certificate before the next offshore race we will be scheduling more courses in the summer.  Please keep an eye out for the courses as they are released and be sure to attend one well before the next offshore race to avoid disappointment.

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

RYA Diesel Engine course has been receiving a lot of enquiries and we are trying to schedule a number of these course in the summer of 2018.  All registered APY subscribers (see form on right) will receive notification when we schedule dates for these course.

Updated: 23 Mar 2018

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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.

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.