Just a note the action by the rya was to ensure it had access to the term Yachtmaster in the USA as IYT had trademarked it there. The judgement ruled it was generic in the uS thereby allowing AnY organisation to use the term. It was somewhat of a phyric victory for the RYA. subsequently the RYA then attempted to trademark the term in Europe
, but calls are being made that as per the US judgement , its s generic term. Notably the Irish sail training association , uses the term yachtmaster as well.
There RYA yachtmaster
qualification is widely recognised on the leisure industry , commercially endorsed it has significant value in the non commercial shipping
arena, note that the commercially endorsed yM is actually a DoT / MCA qualification not specifically RYA.
Its a great entry qualification into superyachts etc and other non SOLAS. Vessels