RYA Cruising Instructor

This course is designed for those already holding a Yacht Master Offshore certificate of competence and who want to teach on the water, up to Day Skipper level.

The Cruising Instructor certification is a great stepping stone towards Yacht Master Instructor. The syllabus is broken down into instructional techniques, knowledge, safety and personal skills.

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.

Crew members on a yacht undertaking their RYA Cruising Instructor Course

Pre-requisite experience:

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

Candidates should have a depth and breadth of experience which far exceeds that of a newly qualified Yachtmaster with minimum logged sea time, 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.

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.


  • 5 days, living on board a yacht.


  • RYA Cruising Instructor Endorsement on successful completion of the course.

What’s included:

  • Includes all food, accommodation, tuition and certification

View RYA Cruising Instructor information here

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