The Royal Yachting Association is tightening its grip around the world with the announcement that RYA Yachtmaster courses and examinations will now be available in Australia

The Royal Yachting Association is tightening its grip around the world with the announcement that RYA Yachtmaster courses and examinations will now be available in Australia, following a recent visit by senior examiners from the RYA.

Four centres were examined and 2 Australian RYA Examiners have been appointed to oversee the quality, content and execution of the Yachtmaster courses. The training centres, including the Australian Maritime College (AMC) in Launceston, Tasmania, were inspected to the highest level and had to achieve the same exacting standards set by the RYA that centres in the UK and Europe already adhere to.

RYA Training Manager James Stevens commented, ÒThe RYA headed to Australia in response to a increasing demand from Australian Sea Schools who wanted to offer an internationally recognised sailing qualification to their students. We are absolutely delighted to be able to announce this exciting expansion in our Yachtmaster development programme and be able to make available there the same high standard of tuition that the RYA is known for in the UK and EuropeÓ.

The move follows the recent availability of RYA Yachtmaster training in the USA.

For more information, contact the RYA. Tel: 02380 604 215