The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) is the UK s national association for all forms of recreational and competitive boating, representing sailing, motorcruising, sportsboats, windsurfing, inland boating, powerboat racing and personal watercraft. It coordinates competition and/or development for all of the above at local, national and international level and is recognised by government as the negotiating body for these groups. The RYA has over 2000 affiliated Training Centres in 20 countries around the world. It supervises and examines these training centres on a regular basis. The RYA Short Range Certificate (SRC) is internationally recognised and accepted. Their website can be found under: www.rya.co.uk