Marine Leisure Industry Training
with the MLA professionals
Getting afloat and learning to sail with an MLA Training Member couldn’t be easier. All MLA Training Members are RYA Recognised Training Centres offering the highest standards of fully equipped boats, qualified instructors and expert tuition in the UK & overseas. Our member companies can help you achieve your goals, whether you want to:
- get on the water for the 1st time and 'whet your appetite'
- brush-up, develop or change existing skills
- follow a new career
Tuition and Get Afloat opportunities are offered either on their company boats or on your own vessel. No previous experience or knowledge is necessary. Training courses provide you with the competence to handle a vessel with confidence and skill and also offer an exhilarating activity holiday.
MLA Members cover the complete range of RYA courses for all vessel types ... be it large or small, ... Sail or Power, ... Theory or Practical, ...and your safety is paramount.
Guide to training course types
Sailing (S) and Motor Cruising (M)
A range of practical onboard sailing and motoring courses are available through the RYA, from the Start Yachting Practical and Helmsman’s course right through every level of boating up to Yachtmaster Ocean certificates. These courses provide you with everything you will need to know to safely and effectively get out on the water and enjoy it.
For those who want to enjoy being a little closer to the water, powerboating offers a range of possibilities whether using a boat to go waterskiing or wakeboarding or needing a craft as a safety boat during a regatta. A range of courses for small, open powerboats are on offer through the RYA National Powerboating Scheme. Powerboat training company search
Inland Waterways (IW)
The RYA Inland Waterway’s Helmsman’s course is for boaters wanting to cruise the UK’s inland waterways or Europe’s extensive network of lakes, rivers and canals.
Shorebased (SB) and Correspondence (C)
While practical skills are essential for the sailing and manoeuvring of any boat there is a degree of theory that has to be covered. Navigation, meteorology, rules and seamanship are all covered in theory courses for sailing and motorsailing available through the RYA. The theory courses are also available on a correspondence basis giving a student a flexible study programme to suit their needs.
Dinghy Sailing (D) and Keelboat Sailing (K)
Dinghy and Keelboat sailing is a great way for anyone to get into the sport of sailing. Various courses within the RYA National Sailing Scheme cover all aspects of Dinghy and Keelboat sailing from beginner levels up to race training and coaching. These courses are also available for young children with the RYA Young Sailing Scheme.
The RYA National Sailing Scheme also cover the multihull dinghies and for those who would like to add another string to their bow and have the most amount of fun out on the water, there are multi hull training courses available.
Personal Watercraft (PW)
A Personal Watercraft Certificate (PWC) is essential if you would like to hire, use or launch a jet ski/wetbike from any UK harbour and will also be required when going abroad. The RYA’s PWC is available and covers beginner skills through to experienced rider and coaching qualifications.
Fastfwd is the new RYA windsurfing coaching and training system. All ages and abilities can learn to windsurf and a variety of courses through the RYA Fastfwd scheme will take you from beginner skills, updating on the latest windsurfing equipment and getting into freestyle and competing.
Race Training (R)
Race training and coaching is available with many of the MLA training centres in a variety of the watersports fields.
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