The RYA / MCA Yachtmaster offshore Exam is the next step for anyone who has completed the RYA Coastal Skipper course and now wants to either skipper longer passages or progress a career in sailing.
This course is all about preparing you. At the end of the week, you will feel more confident in your own ability and able to take the exam if you feel ready.
What happens on this week?
You’ll be onboard with one of our experienced RYA Yachtmaster instructors. Their first job will be to assess your strengths and weaknesses. As the week progresses, they will help you tackle any particular areas of weakness, highlight your strengths and increase your confidence when making decisions.
You will take charge of the yacht on a series of short passages by day and night. You’ll be expected to lead your crew, navigate confidently and handle your boat efficiently and safely under power and sail, out at sea and in a confined space. You will also have the opportunity to learn how to set the yacht for downwind sailing with a poled out headsail or, weather permitting, a spinnaker.
We’ll give you the chance to tackle a range of challenging scenarios, practice weather forecasting, application of collision regulations, pilotage and passage planning. We’ll provide you with robust feedback throughout and emphasize exactly what else will be expected during the exam.
As this qualification is considered to be the pinnacle of RYA training, we make every attempt to ensure the correct skill mix on board the yacht. We will never schedule a Yachtmaster Preparation week with RYA Day Skippers on board in order to ensure maximum attention is given to the candidates.
It is our policy that we will never have more than 3 examinees on board in order to allow a thorough examination to take place and for you to gain a qualification to be proud of.
Prior experience required:
RYA Coastal Skipper, Yachtmaster Coastal or equivalent. If you intend to take the exam immediately afterwards, you should also have a minimum of 2500 logged miles including at least 5 passages over 60 miles with two overnight and two as skipper. If in doubt as to whether you are ready for this please just call us for some advice.
- Accommodation on board
- Breakfast, lunch, refreshments and two evening meals
- Waterproof clothing
- Bedding and towels
- Safety equipment
- Mooring fees
See start dates below. This is a 6 day course.
Course Cost: £699.00
How to book:
It's easy! Just select the course date you want below. Click on book, confirm that this is the course and date that you want and then complete your details on our secure online booking system. A 25% deposit is all that's needed, with the balance payable 30 days before your course starts.