RYA SRC radio license

Who is it for?

The RYA SRC radio license (Short Range Certificate) is required by law across the world for any skipper sailing yachts or motorboats kitted with a DSC radio station.



What do you get?

The course is available as an interactive online course or as a classroom course (various Training Centres in Austria). You will learn the fundamentals of the GMDSS system and how to operate a marine radio properly. By the end of the course, you will:

VHF radio - White Wake Sailing
  • Know all the fundamentals of the GMDSS system
  • Be able to confidently operate a marine radio following the proper protocol
  • Understand the benefits of DSC (Digital Selective Calling) and be able to send various types of DSC announcements
  • Be confident to launch a Mayday or a PanPan Alert
  • Obtain the RYA SRC radio license

RYA SRC radio license – Program

Online course

This very interactive online course takes you through the whole program in an engaging and interactive way. Thanks to the use of very realistic radio simulators you will be able to practice the various calls and announcements, including the DSC distress call. You can repeat the exercises as many times as you want.
At the end of the course, there will be a pre-test to be done online, and then join us in one of our centres in Austria or Croatia for the actual final exam.


217 Euro

What’s included and what is not:


– Access to the RYA online course for 1 year
– RYA VHF Handbook (or eBook)
– telephone / email support


– Exam fee (60 GBP – to be paid directly to the RYA)

How to book

By clicking HERE, you will be taken to our online courses website. Follow the steps and book your online course. As soon as your payment has reached us, we will activate your online course and send you the online access codes together with the RYA VHF Book (available as eBook or also in printed form)

Classroom course

Available as a one-day or a two-days course in various locations in Austria, you will be going through the course program using real marine radios and practising a number of different calls and announcements. With a maximum of 12 people in the class, you will have plenty of time to practice real life situations. The exam is taken directly after the course.


257 – 297 Euro (1 day) or

357 – 397 Euro (2 days), depending upon location

Click HERE to view the dates and locations the courses are taking place (note: website is in German). Follow the instructions to proceed to book your place