RYA Yachtmaster Coastal / Yachtmaster Offshore Preparation and Exam (Sail)

Preparation Course overview

The RYA Yachtmaster Coastal / Yachtmaster Offshore Preparation course is an intensive programme for those who hold the required pre-requisite experience to sit the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal or RYA Yachtmaster Offshore exam. The preparation course is run over either 3 or 5 days and designed to assess your level of competency against the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal or RYA Yachtmaster Offshore  exam syllabus found in the RYA Yachtmaster Scheme Syllabus and Logbook (G158/15) ensure you are well prepared for the exam through fine-tuning and polishing any areas of weakness within the syllabus.

Duration:

3 or 5 Days

What’s included:

Includes all food and accommodation on board

RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Exam (Sail)

Exam overview

This is the first Certificate of Competence in the RYA scheme. The examiner will set tasks to enable you to demonstrate your ability as a Coastal Skipper and may also ask questions on any part of the syllabus for all practical and shore-based courses up to Coastal Skipper.

Pre-requisite experience:

Candidates must be aged 17 or over and require;

  • A Radio Operators Qualification – A GMDSS Short Range Certificate (SRC) or higher grade of marine radio certificate
  • A valid first aid certificate
  • Seatime – 800 miles logged within 10 years prior to examination, 30 days living on board, two days as skipper and 12 night hours.

For holders of the RYA Coastal Skipper Practical course completion certificate, the seatime requirement is reduced to 400 miles, 2 days living on board, 12 night hours, two days as skipper.

Half of the qualifying seatime must have been gained in tidal waters. For sizes of vessel please refer to page 73 in the RYA Yachtmaster Scheme Syllabus and Logbook (G158/15).

Exam Duration:

2 days

Qualifications:

RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Certification of Competence

What’s included:

Includes all food and accommodation on board

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Exam (Sail)

Exam overview

The examiner will set tasks to enable you to demonstrate your ability as skipper and may also ask questions on any part of the syllabus for all practical and shore based courses up to RYA Yachtmaster Offshore.

The course reviews all aspects of the RYA syllabus, with particular emphasis on command skills, boat handling under sail and power in confined spaces, plus navigation and pilotage techniques in daylight, at night and in reduced visibility. Adverse weather conditions and coping with emergencies are also covered.

Pre-requisite experience:

Candidates must be aged 18 or over and require;

  • A Radio Operators Qualification – A GMDSS Short Range Certificate (SRC) or higher grade of marine radio certificate
  • A valid first aid certificate
  • Seatime – 50 days, 2,500 miles, including at least five passages over 60 miles, acting as skipper for at least two of these passages and including two which have involved over night passages. Five days’ experience as skipper.

At least half of the qualifying seatime must have been accrued in tidal waters. For sizes of vessel please refer to page 73 in the RYA Yachtmaster Scheme Syllabus and Logbook (G158/15).

Duration:

2 days

Qualifications:

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence

What’s included:

Includes all food and accommodation on board

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