RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal / Yachtmaster Offshore Prep & Exam

About the course

The preparation course is run over 3 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.

Includes all food and accommodation on board.

Prerequisits

RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Exam (Sail)

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).

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Exam (Sail)

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 overnight 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).

Qualifications

RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Exam (Sail)

RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Certification of Competence.

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Exam (Sail)

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence.

Exam overviews

RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Exam (Sail)

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.

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Exam (Sail)

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.

Dates and pricing

Course From To All-inc
RYA Yachtmaster Coastal / RYA Offshore Preparation and Exam (sail) 27/01/2020 31/01/2020 Full
RYA Yachtmaster Coastal / RYA Offshore Preparation and Exam (sail) 09/02/2020 13/02/2020 Full
RYA Yachtmaster Coastal / RYA Offshore Preparation and Exam (sail) 24/02/2020 28/02/2020 £660
RYA Yachtmaster Coastal / RYA Offshore Preparation and Exam (sail) 02/03/2020 06/03/2020 £660
RYA Yachtmaster Coastal / RYA Offshore Preparation and Exam (sail) 08/04/2020 12/04/2020 £660
RYA Yachtmaster Coastal / RYA Offshore Preparation and Exam (sail) 11/05/2020 15/05/2020 £660
RYA Yachtmaster Coastal / RYA Offshore Preparation and Exam (sail) 18/05/2020 22/05/2020 £660
RYA Yachtmaster Coastal / RYA Offshore Preparation and Exam (sail) 06/07/2020 10/07/2020 £660
RYA Yachtmaster Coastal / RYA Offshore Preparation and Exam (sail) 13/07/2020 17/07/2020 £660
RYA Yachtmaster Coastal / RYA Offshore Preparation and Exam (sail) 24/08/2020 28/08/2020 £660
RYA Yachtmaster Coastal / RYA Offshore Preparation and Exam (sail) 28/09/2020 02/10/2020 £660
RYA Yachtmaster Coastal / RYA Offshore Preparation and Exam (sail) 09/11/2020 13/11/2020 £660
RYA Yachtmaster Coastal / RYA Offshore Preparation and Exam (sail) 23/11/2020 27/11/2020 £660
RYA Yachtmaster Coastal / RYA Offshore Preparation and Exam (sail) 14/12/2020 18/12/2020 £660
RYA Yachtmaster Coastal / RYA Offshore Preparation and Exam (sail) 17/12/2020 21/12/2020 £660
RYA Yachtmaster Coastal / RYA Offshore Preparation and Exam (sail) 22/01/2021 26/01/2021 £660

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