Yachtmaster exams to be sat by Naval officers

Royal Navy officers at Dartmouth Naval College are to take Yachtmaster exams as part of their initial training.  

Each intake of 100 Young Officer cadets will undertake a range of professional RYA shore-based and RYA practical courses alongside traditional Naval training such as warfare, staff skills, engineering, meteorology and oceanography.

The Royal Navy has increased on-water small boat training by 50%, which now includes RYA Training courses, helping to develop strong seamanship skills and enabling the cadets to meet the challenging standards expected by the Royal Navy.