RYA Courses

Get skills, get experience, get qualified

Challenge Wales is a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Training Centre and we can help you with a wide range of sailing courses.

If you are joining us for a two day, three day or a trip that is five days or longer we may be able to offer an RYA sailing qualification of Start Yachting or Competent Crew to the group or individuals onboard. Challenge Wales can only offer this if we advise us before your trip to ensure you cover the RYA syllabus for this courses. There may be a nominal additional charge incurred to cover training, instructors, RYA log books and certificate.

This is perfect for those who want to gain more experience of sailing, increase their sea time or for those looking for a sailing qualification. If you are a young person’s group or school and undertaking sailing activity with us then you may find that your group can achieve a sailing qualification, on Challenge Wales, as well as learning life skills – at little or no extra cost.

The practical courses, Start Yachting and Competent Crew, will take place using either Challenge Wales, our 72-ft yacht.

How to book: To book a place on a course or to discuss the course further please email the office or call 029 20 704 657, and advise us of which course you wish to do and the dates so that we can check availability and advise of start and finish times. You will then need to complete and return a booking form with payment to confirm your place. Joining instructions and course information, which will detail what to bring with you, will be sent to you shortly after your booking is confirmed.

For all courses, minimum numbers will be required.

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