Change of Captain/Principal or Chief Instructor on a Superyacht recognised as a RYA training centre?

If you are a Captain that has joined a vessel that is an existing RYA training centre then there are a few steps that you need to take to ensure that your training centre is current and retains its recognition status:

Complete a 'Change of Principal Form' (see below)

Ensure that you are familiar with your PWC training centre operating procedures (& that the vessel has this paperwork in place!)

  • The RYA must be informed of any change of Principal or Chief Instructor(s). The Principal should do this by submitting a Change of Principal form (see below) with the details of the new Principal. Where changes have a significant impact on the continuity of the senior management team of the Recognised Training Centre (RTC), recognition may be suspended until the centre has been inspected. An additional inspection fee will be charged if this is separate to the annual inspection. 
  • If a Chief Instructor position is vacant, recognition for the relevant scheme will be suspended pending a suitable Chief Instructor being appointed. A suitably qualified Principal may also act as Chief Instructor. A Change of Recognition form (form reference CR1) must be submitted to inform RYA Training of the new Chief Instructor. 
  • An RTC may be required to complete a full application process where there are significant changes to the management or ownership of the Yacht/Centre. 
Change of Principal Form
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