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

Our 2017-18 initial course schedules for RYA Competent Crew and RYA Day Skipper are now available on the website (see our course calendar).  At the moment we have limited courses so if it’s anything like last season you will need to be quick when booking as the courses sold out very quickly.  We hope to release more course dates (including RYA Start Yachting) soon.  To receive notification of schedule updates, please register using the form on the right.

If you have a group of 3 to 5 people interested in a course then contact us directly to schedule a bespoke course to suit your agenda.

Available Courses

The Sea Safety & Survival course 12-13 Dec 2017 and 13-14 Jan 2018 have just been released for bookings.  These are the last courses before the China Sea Race to Subic starting 28 March 2018 due to the RHKYC swimming pool being closed Feb & Mar 2018 (later than usual due to the Volvo Ocean Race).  So if you need a SSS certificate for the next Cat 1 race we would encourage you to book on these course ASAP (see here).

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

Updated: 3 Nov 2017

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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 Yacht

Out training yacht is a Bavaria 47.  This is a large, comfortable yacht with features including a 240V generator and air conditioning.  It’s very well equipped with and the usual electronics and in addition it also has electric primary winches, radar and HF radio.

‘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.