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Royal Yachting Association Courses

  • Confident Captain/Ocean Pros is the only facility in the Northeast US that offers the elite RYA courses.
  • Everything you need to begin or continue your learning is here, whether you are a recreational boater, a globetrotting professional, or at any level in between.
  • RYA qualifications are known and respected the world over. We work constantly to ensure that the highest standards are maintained. RYA training is forward thinking and designed for whatever level of skill, professionalism, and knowledge you want to achieve.
  • Our approach is fresh and up to date, our courses evolve as does the changing, dynamic world of boating. We offer both classroom and online courses.

Yachtmaster Offshore Sail Theory


40 Hours

A cert that allows up to 200 tons and recognized by 20+ countries.

Yachtmaster Offshore Sail Practical and Exam


7 Days

Classroom and Hands-on Deck Training

What course is right for you?

The RYA Yachtmaster certification is a professional credential designed for students who have already achieved a professional-level status in their sailing career.

The Yachtmaster courses offered by Confident Captain are available in both Coastal and Offshore certificates, and can be taken in 3 steps concluding with the RYA Administered Exam, which can be taken at the conclusion of the Theory and Practical classes or at another time.

For Recreational Courses such as Dayskipper or Competent Crew, see our RYA Recreational page.


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Online Certifications

Professional Practices & Responsibilities


8 Hours

Online course for the RYA Commercial Endorsement holders

Short Range (radio) Certificate


8 Hours

For anyone who owns a fixed or hand-held marine VHF radio