Seamanship and Meteorology (Master Yachts)

Master Yachts Seamanship and Meteorology Course from UKSA

The MCA Seamanship and Meteorology (Master Yacht) course is a component of the MCA Master certificate.

In 2023 UKSA had the highest exam pass rate for Seamanship and Met (Master Yachts) at 100%.  The average worldwide pass rate was 96.4%.
source IAMI Yacht Deck System (YDES)

About the course

The course covers five areas:
  • Seamanship – including heavy weather, emergency action, ship handling, dry docking
  • Navigation – including watchkeeping procedures, IRPCS and passage planning
  • Meteorology – including atmospheric stability, air masses, local variations, pressure and meteorological forecasting
  • MARPOL – including IMO conventions concerning safety of life and environmental protection
  • Code of Safe Working practices – including personal safety, safety officer responsibility, incident reporting and investigation
Training towards:


Assessment is by written 2.5-hour examination at the end of the module. A 60% mark is required to pass the examination.


  • Seamanship: the skill, techniques, or practice of handling a ship or boat at sea
  • Navigation: the process or activity of accurately ascertaining one’s position and planning and following a route
  • Meteorology: the scientific study of the atmosphere and of atmospheric conditions, especially as they relate to weather and weather forecasting
  • MARPOL: the shortened version of Marine Pollution, which refers to the 1978 international treaty for the prevention of pollution from ships
  • IRPCS: is the acronym for International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea
  • MCA: the Maritime and Coast Guard Agency

Dates and pricing

Course From To Non-res All-inc
Seamanship and Meteorology (Master Yachts) 29/04/2024 03/05/2024 £1,150 £1,370
Seamanship and Meteorology (Master Yachts) 10/06/2024 14/06/2024 £1,150 £1,370
Seamanship and Meteorology (Master Yachts) 14/10/2024 18/10/2024 £1,150 £1,370
Seamanship and Meteorology (Master Yachts) 20/01/2025 24/01/2025 £1,150 £1,370

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