An RYA Yachtmaster™ Certificate of Competence is often the ultimate aim of aspiring yacht skippers. It is a well-known, most respected qualification worldwide, proving your experience and competence as a skipper.
It is, international, the most requested licence in the superyacht world
|Course intended for||Persons who wants to obtain the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster coastal or Yachtmaster Offshore certificate of competence.|
|Pre-course knowledge||The candidate must arrive with full theory knowledge about navigation, tidal stream and height calculation, charts, Colregs, weather, safety, buoyage, passage planning, pilotage, radar, electronic navigation etc..|
You must arrive fully prepared in your practical sailing ability , docking , Man over board , anchoring , docking under sail, blind navigation , execution of a passage plan day and night etc ..
The pass rate for candidates who did the RYA coastal skipper practical course prior to the exam is 90% .
|Pre -exam experience (compulsary)||
In order to be eligible for the "RYA Yachtmaster coastal" exam the candidates must have minimum:
30 days seatime on a sailyacht , 2 days as skipper, 800 miles, 12 night hours (if you hold the Coastal Skipper course certificate this is reduced to 20 days, 2 days as skipper, 400 miles, 12 night hours).
Half the qualifying sea time must be conducted in tidal waters.
In order to be eligible for the "RYA Yachtmaster Offshore" exam the candidates must have minimum:
50 days seatime on a sailyacht , 2,500 miles including at least 5 passages over 60 miles measured along the rhumb line from the port of departure to the destination, acting as skipper for at least two of these passages and including two which have involved overnight passages. 5 days experience as skipper.
At least half this mileage and passages must be in tidal waters.
All qualifying sea time must be within 10 years prior to the exam.
A GMDSS Short Range Certificate (SRC) or higher grade of marine radio certificate.
A valid first aid certificate
|Minimum age||18 years|
During this course , one of our senior instructors will test your knowledge and practical skills in order to expose your weak points and correct them before the final exam.
The Yachtmaster exam preparation is in fact not a real course , but a general refresher.
|Certification||RYA Yachtmaster coastal of Offshore certificate of competence after passing successfully the practical exam with an external RYA examiner.|
|Number of students||
Minimum 2 - Maximum 4 persons
Private tuition is also possible on request
|Minimum duration||3 days + 2 days exam|
|Ability after the course||To skipper a sailboat on a professional level|
|Next course?||Yachtmaster ocean|
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