Master Yachts Seamanship and Meteorology Course from UKSA

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

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.
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Prerequisite experience:

None required


5 Days

Training towards:

Master (Yachts less than 500gt)

Examination and assessment:

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

Why go all-inclusive with UKSA?

  • Our hassle free, all-inclusive packages leave you to focus on your studies
  • Full board, twin occupancy en-suite accommodation on our 3.5 acre waterside campus
  • ‘In between’ nights’ are included if you book consecutive courses*
  • More than a 9-5 training provider – evening and weekend access to our classrooms and resources
  • Flexible and extensive course scheduling
  • On-site bar, open every evening – great for socialising and networking

“The best thing about the UKSA experience is having everything on campus including food accommodation and after hours study rooms” UKSA Professional student

*up to a maximum of 3 nights

Glossary of Navigation and Seamanship terms

  • 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.