International Yacht TrainingI fully appreciate that to many this announcement won’t actually mean too much to many actually
reading it but in the UK sailing and yachting world this is quite big news.

Over recent months I have been trying to sort out further training schedules/courses with the RYA (Royal Yachting Association) and after numerous polite telephone calls and emails they have still not had the courtesy to reply to me even though I have been actively trying to promote sailing in our area.

If I was based further south I am positive that I would have received more cooperation but this has not been the case.


After much deliberation and consideration I decided to look into offering alternative training so……. I can announce that I am now FULLY accredited to offer International Yacht Training here in the UK.


The RYA seem to think they have a monopoly on this and many people think that the RYA route is the only option to obtain their training and ultimately their Skipper’s Licence. I have proved this is not the case. This is not a decision I have taken lightly but I have found that the IYT training  is actually much better in many if not all cases and levels.

I am the FIRST training centre to break away from the RYA and am quite proud to say that I am the first in the United Kingdom to offer practical IYT training here and it makes it much more sweeter that I have actually brought this to LANCASHIRE.

I will be putting more details out in due course but wanted to announce this on Lancashire Day because it’s not only a first for Lancashire but a first for the UK and the IYT are over the moon that I have decided to use their scheme and have been very supportive in the process.

Regards  Andy

Btw Keep your eyes on my site as I will be updating with more info.


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