RYA Courses are internationally recognized. They form part a scheme that is a tried and tested method of sail training. The RYA Sail Training Scheme is designed so that you can enter into it at the level most suitable to you depending on your previous experience.
A diagram of the RYA Courses and how they fit in with each other can be found here.
Broadly speaking there are 3 different types of RYA Course.
On the water courses that teach the beginner how to be a useful crew member and the advanced how to cross oceans.
Shorebased navigation classes that prepare you to safely find your way once afloat.
1 day courses that broaden your knowledge and compliment the RYA practical and navigation courses.
Online sailing courses with full support (if needed!) on the end of the phone or on email with an instructor