YACHTMASTER. An RYA Yachtmaster™ Certificate of Competence is often the ultimate aim of aspiring skippers. It is a well known, highly respected qualification worldwide, proving your experience and competence as a skipper.
Unlike other courses in the cruising programme, there is no formal training to complete in order to become a Yachtmaster™. Instead, provided that you have sufficient experience and seatime, you can put yourself forward for an exam to test your skills and knowledge.
Many Yachtmaster™ candidates choose to book themselves into an RYA training centre for some tailor-made tuition to prepare them for the exam, but this is not compulsory.
This is a custom course that is arranged when requested.
Yachtmaster Preperation Coastal
Five days with the RYA examiner coming on board on the evening of the fifth day to carry out the examination that night and the next day over 6-10 hours. Pre-course requirements are 30 days recorded sea time, 2 days as skipper, 800 miles, 12 night hours, VHF Radio Operator’s Certificate and First Aid Certificate
Yachtmaster Preperation Offshore
Five days with the RYA examiner coming on board on the evening of the fifth day to carry out the examination that night and the next day over 8-12 hours. Requirements are 50 days recorded sea time, 5 days as skipper, 2,500 miles. 5 passages over 60 miles including 2 overnight and 2 as skipper, VHF Radio Operator’s Certificate, First Aid Certificate. This qualification is aimed at experience skippers who are able to give clear instructions to the crew, show competent sailing technique and the ability to handle the boat under stress conditions
5 Days with an instructor and 2 days with the RYA Examiner.
The RYA Examiner will charge the standard RYA fee for the examination. Refer to the RYA web site for fee.
Telephone our office on 01548 844631 or email and we will check availability, take your details and a 25% deposit to confirm your space. If you book less than 2 months before the start date of the course, we need full payment to secure your booking.