RYA Cruising Instructor Course

Cruising instructor certification

This course is designed for those already holding a Yachtmaster Offshore certificate of competence and who want to teach on the water, up to Day Skipper level. This is a great stepping stone towards Yachtmaster Instructor.

About the course

The syllabus is broken down into instructional techniques, knowledge, safety and personal skills and taught in a ratio of (4:1) students to instructor.

Any candidates booking on to an RYA Cruising Instructor course will be required to complete the RYA Cruising Instructor pre-course knowledge interactive on-line course before attending the five day practical.

At the time of booking your RYA Cruising Instructor course, UKSA will automatically enroll you on to the RYA Interactive website and send through your login details, enabling you to complete the on-line course before attending the practical course at UKSA.

Includes all food, accommodation, tuition and certification.

The 5 days is spent living onboard.

View RYA Cruising Instructor information here.


Below is the RYA Cruising Instructor Course syllabus. Candidates should have a depth and breadth of experience which far exceeds that of a newly qualified Yachtmaster with minimum logged seatime, so those whose knowledge and skills do not go beyond RYA Cruising Scheme competencies are unlikely to complete the course successfully. If in doubt this should be discussed with our Course Advisors.

  • RYA / MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence, with current Commercial Endorsement.
  • Current RYA membership.
  • A valid first aid certificate
  • Cruising Instructor pre-course knowledge interactive on-line course e-certificates.

Candidates whose experience is largely based on inshore racing are also likely to struggle unless they take steps to refresh their cruising skills and knowledge.

English is the language of delivery of all RYA courses so all candidates should be very comfortable with using nautical English with an extensive vocabulary.

Dates and pricing

Course From To All-inc
RYA Cruising Instructor 19/09/2024 23/09/2024 £800

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