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 Royal Yachting Association (RYA), 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. During a 5-day course, you will practice your skills and learn from the best, showing you have what it takes to earn your license. The final two days on board can be spent soaking in the beauty of the cruising grounds, sunbathing, swimming, or relaxing.

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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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 for more information today!

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