RYA training spreads to Australia

The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) will make a royal splash on to the
Australian maritime training scene when it launches its Australian
training operations at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia on Thursday
July 13th.

The launch of the not-for-profit organisation, which is the world’s
largest and oldest marine training organization, will be attended by HRH
The Princess Royal (Princess Anne), who is the president of the RYA.

The RYA has already established the delivery of some of its
internationally recognised courses through 15 training centres in
Australia, in Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia, Victoria and
Tasmania. Training providers include industry leaders such as East Sail,
Sunsail and the Australian Maritime College and the RYA courses have
already resulted in a combined turnover of more than $2.2 million for
these schools.

More than 150,000 people a year attend an RYA training course, delivered
through a network of 2,600 shore-based and practical schools or training
centres in the UK, USA, the Mediterranean, South Africa, the Persian Gulf
and Hong Kong (among others).

Recently RYA programmes have been accepted in New Zealand as the national
training scheme for practical tuition afloat.