As I have already mentioned on this blog RYA (Royal Yachting Association) is one of most world wide recognizable institution where skipper gets their knowledge about sea and boats. I would like to explain a bit about this worldwide organization.
Organization was founded in the year 1875 and was first named Yacht Racing Association. Institution was established to standardize rules to racing yachts. Later on the name and reputation from RYA spread and was named to Royal Yachting Association in the year of 1953.
RYA would like to spread the reputation even more. So they have a lot of activities and courses that you can participate. With this courses they would like to spread safety and awareness, raise standards and rank highly globally on various fields. RYA goal is definitely to be the upholder of boaters rights.
They are involved in many sports that are somehow connected with water: Sailing, Windsurfing, Motor Cruising, Sport boats, Personal Watercraft and Powerboat racing. I would definitely advise you to go to one of those courses and try to get the most from it. It is not just the prestige of the famous courses, but they also prepare you to various conditions and took care for the safety.
Organization RYA is organizing also racing events. As a RYA member you can participate in different programs such as Volvo RYA Champion Clubs, RYA Powerboat Racing, Skandia team GBR, Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship and other programs.