The Moorings - RYA Motor Cruising Course

If you’ve dreamed of being the captain of your own yachting vacation, earning your cruising certifications with The Moorings is an excellent first step. Many of the world’s most stunning charter destinations now require cruising certifications, and there’s no easier way to earn it than with our RYA Motor Cruising Course, now offered from The Moorings marina in Agana, Croatia. Through hands-on instruction aboard a comfortable Moorings power catamaran you will earn either your RYA Helmsman or RYA Day Skipper certification.

The RYA certification course takes place during a 7-day charter in Agana. For five of the seven days, you’ll receive hands-on instruction from a RYA instructor. RYA courses are a fun and interesting way to combine education with a vacation of a lifetime. 

Presented in association with our RYA recognized training partners, courses begin at The Moorings base in Agana. You’ll depart for a 7-day yacht charter aboard a 43-ft Moorings 434 Power Catamaran, where you’ll be joined by your RYA instructor for 5 full days of instruction on the water followed by another full day to relax, practice your skills and take in the scenic cruising grounds. There is an option to have an instructor for the 6th day, or a skipper for cruising.

With a limit of just 5 guests on board, you can expect quality, hands-on, and personalized instruction from your RYA instructor. There are no tests or exams required – certification is awarded based on instructor assessment.

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Please Note: For the safety of our crews and guests, all Sail By The Cabin charter options have been temporarily suspended through September 2021. Courses can still be arranged on a private basis, chartering the whole yacht.

See below for course descriptions.

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Course Options

Choose the (1) package that is appropriate for your background and experience

Beginner:  Theory RYA Essential Navigation & Safety, plus RYA Helmsman certification

Covering basic boat handling, engine checks, rope work and safety. The course is ideal for new owners conscious of the difficulty and hazards of boat handling in the marina. It is also valuable for anyone wishing to take on the role of crew member on a motor cruiser.

  • Safety and seamanship, engine operations and maintenance, boat preparation, boat handling, rope work, man overboard recovery, anchoring.

Intermediate:  RYA Day Skipper certification

The most important of the RYA Practical Motor Cruising courses, it provides all the foundations of safe boating. You will take charge on short passages, under instruction, and practice boat handling and navigation. This course can also help you get the most from your modern electronic aids such as GPS and radar.

  • Preparation for sea, boat handling, navigation, tide, pilotage, passage making, meteorology, rules of the road, engines, emergency situations, introduction to night cruising.

Whole Boat Pricing Available:        Please inquire

What’s Included:

  • Private yacht
  • Course tuition for Beginner or Intermediate package
  • English speaking RYA instructor
  • RYA Certificate – upon successful completion
  • Local charts and RYA book will be onboard for reference
  • Onboard water and ice
  • Linens

Hurry – space for this exciting, hands-on cruising course is very limited.

Call (888) 788-0653 from more information today!

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