Courses – the RYA Promise

About the RYA 

The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) is the national body for all forms of boating, including dinghy and yacht racing, motor and sail cruising, RIBs and sports boats, powerboat racing, windsurfing, canal and river boat cruising, and personal watercraft.

Sail Cruising Books



Essential Navigation & Seamanship course 

Competent Crew

Day Skipper Theory

Day Skipper Practical

Yachtmaster Coastal/Offshore Theory

Yachtmaster Exam Prep

Yachtmaster Ocean 

Powerboat Level 1 & 2


Where Are the RYA Courses Run?

Our RYA courses are run in Kingston, Ontario out of the Collin’s Bay Marina.  However, if there is suitable demand (such as at a Yacht Club) and there are appropriate facilities (contact us for details) then it is possible for us to come to you – but ONLY for RYA theory courses.

When Do they Run?

Practical courses are limited by the seasons.  In general we can get out on the water and are finished in early November.

Theory courses run throughout the year.  To make the most of the sailing season we recommend taking a theory course over the winter in preparation for your time on the water.