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, drydocking.
  • 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:

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.

A useful 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.

Seamanship and Meteorology (Master Yachts)03/02/202007/02/2020 £1,175 £1,095
Seamanship and Meteorology (Master Yachts)15/06/202019/06/2020 £1,175 £1,095
Seamanship and Meteorology (Master Yachts)16/11/202020/11/2020 £1,175 £1,095