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Old 18-02-2020, 05:43   #1
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Affordable countries for RYA certifications

I'm interested in getting the Day Skipper and Coastal Skipper certifications.

Each unit costs around 1700 in Europe.

I'm wondering if there are countries around the world with high quality courses and more affordable currencies.

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Each unit costs around 1700 in Europe.

I'm wondering if there are countries around the world with high quality courses and more affordable currencies.
The going rate for a 9-day combined dayskipper theory/practical at the big sailing schools in the solent in the UK is 895, or a little under 1100
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I'm interested in getting the Day Skipper and Coastal Skipper certifications.

Each unit costs around 1700 in Europe.

I'm wondering if there are countries around the world with high quality courses and more affordable currencies.

Thanks

Hi you can look at South Africa, pricing very favorable due to exchange rate! Durban or Cape Town.
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Re: Affordable countries for RYA certifications

It's not 1'700 in general (as already mentioned above).

Here for example a RYA Day skipper course (practical/theory) in the Algarve [1] or in Gibraltar [2] for plus/minus 1000. I'm sure there are many more similar around, just google...

[1] "http://www.learn2sail.com/intermediate_complete_day_skipper.php"
[2] "https://www.jollyparrot.co.uk/rya-courses/rya-day-skipper-fastrack"
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Re: Affordable countries for RYA certifications

We have a great guy here in Canada (Nova Scotia) In Slocum's Wake Sailing whose general rate is about $800 Canadian - but flying across the Pond would cancel out any cost-savings, I would guess.

One of our members recently did his YM Offshore theory in South Africa, but I'm still scratching my head about flying to SA to sit in a classroom to do that portion of the YM. (I don't know - maybe he's doing the fast-track method where you go from Day Skipp all the way up to YM in one go.)

Good luck - the RYA courses are totally worth it.

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