The RYA (Royal Yachting Association) was founded in November 1875 as the Yacht Racing Association (RYA). Its primary purpose was to standardise the rules governing the measurement of racing yachts, so that boats of different classes could compete against each other.
Nowadays it governs and administers the training and certification of competence in handling all types of leisure craft, including sailing, RIBs, motor cruisers and other powerboats.
At Andark, we run the Powerboat courses at Levels 1 and 2, the latter of which will also qualify for the International Certificate of Competence, a legal requirement for those wishing to take their boats into Europe and the Mediterranean. We can also issue PADI Boat Handler, an Andark Distinctive Specialty
RYA COURSES AT ANDARK
RYA Powerboat Training
Powerboating is a fantastic sport with styles of boat to suit everyone, and participation is increasing all the time with powerboating now standing out as a sport in its own right.
The RYA National Powerboat Scheme exists to meet the needs of those who use small, open powerboats for leisure or work, whether for their own sake or in connection with another activity such as sailing or rescue.
The scheme has been revised to acknowledge the tremendous advances in boats, equipment and people’s aspirations and the new syllabus aims to provide a level of training to suit all from the casual leisure user, to weekend cruisers and the commercial skipper.