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In the shadow of Jeddah Yacht Club, you’ll find JYC Boardwalk, the scenic waterfront promenade on the Corniche, lined with charming cafes and international restaurants.

Here at JYC Academy, we’re shaping the next generation of maritime professionals in Saudi Arabia. Our range of theory and specialist courses cover everything from navigation and seamanship to first aid at sea, marine radio, basic survival techniques and more. All shore-based courses can be taken in-person at our Academy, and some online at your own pace.

Navigation Courses

RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship

A basic introduction to navigation and safety for anyone new to boating: sailors, powerboaters, sea anglers, divers and boatmasters. Also useful for experienced dinghy and keelboat sailors and inshore racers. Covers charts and publications, safety, engine checks, buoyage, tidal awareness, visual and electronic navigation, pilotage, rules of the road, anchoring, weather forcasts, and passage planning.

RYA Day Skipper Theory

A comprehensive introduction to chartwork navigation meteorology and the basics of seamanship. Invaluable for learning how to start making decisions on board and if you are considering taking the Day Skipper practical course.


RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster™ Theory

Building on the knowledge gained at the theory Day Skipper level, this advanced course is aimed at those looking to undertake more complex passages, perhaps offshore or at night. Essential for progressing to the Yachtmaster™ Coastal and Yachtmaster™ Offshore practical courses.

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Recommended Pathway

Start your training with a course appropriate to your experience - you don't have to start at the beginning. Our recommended path through the courses can be viewed below.

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Specialist Courses

RYA Marine Radio Short Range Certificate (SRC)

A radio is a crucial piece of safety equipment on board, so it’s vital to understand the correct procedures. This course and exam is for anyone who operates a fixed or handheld marine VHF radio, and covers the basics of radio operation, frequencies, distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures, making ship to shore telephone calls, Digital Selective Calling, and Global Maritime Distress Safety System. No prior experience is required, and once completed, you’ll be proficient in operating the radio equipment and know all the procedures required to use it.

RYA First Aid

Our one-day first aid training will teach you all the usual first aid skills, but from a boating perspective. This comprehensive course is MCA-approved and meets the requirements for Coastal Skipper Yachtmaster and Advanced Powerboat certificates of competence, as well as some commercial work afloat. Covers the recovery position in a confined space, CPR (including the drowning protocol), cold shock and hypothermia from immersion and/or exposure, seasickness and dehydration, medical assistance or advice by VHF, and helicopter rescue. Upon completion, you will have a working knowledge of first aid when using small craft and be able to support skippers of yachts and motor vessels.

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