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Yachtmaster Prep

This is an intensive, advanced level course for experienced sailors wishing to hone their skills in preparation for the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal or Yachtmaster Offshore examination. The exam is conducted by an independent examiner on the final day.

Yachtmaster Prep

This course concentrates on close quarters handling under sail and power, blind navigation, pilotage, crew management, rules of the road and any other areas that need brushing up.

The minimum seatime required for either exam must have been obtained within 10 years of the examination and at least 50% of it must have been obtained within tidal waters. For Yachtmaster Offshore, at least 3 of the 5 required passages must be tidal and include one as skipper and one overnight.

For either level, you must have a sound knowledge of all aspects of the Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased syllabus. If your theory is a little rusty, it would be worth considering booking a theory refresher day or two beforehand.

2020 Price
£825.00 GBP per person plus exam expenses (see below)
Course Details
Duration 6 or 7 days - Sunday 18:00 to Sunday 17:00. Preparation Monday to Friday. Exam on Saturday and possibly Sunday.
Previous experience and minimum sea time: Yachtmaster Coastal
  • 30 days seatime (reduced to 20 days for holders of RYA Coastal Skipper certificate)
  • 2 days as skipper
  • 800 miles (reduced to 400 miles for holders of RYA Coastal Skipper certificate)
  • 12 night hours
Yachtmaster Offshore
  • 50 days seatime
  • 5 days as skipper
  • 2500 miles
  • 5 passages over 60 miles, including 2 overnight and 2 as skipper
Certification required before exam:
  • Restricted (VHF only) Radio Operator´s Certificate
  • First Aid Certificate (in date)
Minimum Age: 17 years for Yachtmaster Coastal, 18 years for Yachtmaster Offshore
What your fees include:
  • Fully qualified professional instruction and use of all safety equipment
  • Fuel and mooring fees
  • Breakfast, lunch and refreshments on board plus two evening meals
  • Accommodation on board for 7 nights
  • Freshly laundered linen plus loan of oilskins if necessary
What´s not included:
  • Exam fees payable to the RYA. 2020 fees - £193.00 GBP for Yachtmaster Coastal, £224.00 GBP for Yachtmaster Offshore or £120.00 GBP for a conversion exam (power to sail or vice versa)
  • Examiner´s travel expenses - these range from 80 to 400 euros depending on where the examiner is travelling from and will be split between the exam candidates
  • Evening meals eaten ashore
Availability: Every week, all year round subject to examiner availability. Contact us to see if we can accommodate your preferred date.