RYA YACHTMASTER PREPARATION COURSE

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Course Overview

Duration:
Typically run over 5 consecutive days

Previous experience required pre exam:


  • Holder of a valid First Aid Certificate
  • Holder of a SRC VHF (DSC) licence
  • Yachtmaster Coastal - 30 days sea time (2 days as skipper), 800 nm, 12 night hours all on a sailing yacht and Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster offshore theory or equivalent knowledge, alternatively have the Coastal Practical certificate with 20 days sea time (2 days as skipper), 400nm and 12 night hours
  • Yachtmaster Offshore - 50 days sea time (5 days as skipper), 2500 nm, 5 passages min 60nm with 2 overnight and 2 as skipper all on a sailing yacht and Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster offshore theory or equivalent knowledge
Content: to brush up on your acquired skills and go through what you can expect from the exam.

For Yachtmaster Coastal you will be aiming to demonstrate an understanding of the syllabus but not necessarily had the opportunity to put the skills into practice under different conditions.

For the Yachtmaster Offshore you will be aiming to show competence in all areas of the syllabus.

Topics covered include:
  • IRPCS
  • Safety
  • Boat Handling
  • General seamanship and maintenance
  • Responsibilities of skipper
  • Navigation
  • Meteorology
  • Signals

This is not a certificated course but at the end of the course you will hopefully be ready to go forward for the Yachtmaster Exam of which you can achieve a certificate.

Course Summary

This course is for you if you...
  • Are seriously involved in sailing
  • Want to become a valuable crew member
  • Want to skipper your own yacht in coastal or offshore areas day and night
  • Want to prepare for the coastal or offshore yachtmaster assessments
The course
  • The aim is to give you skills improvement where you need practice
  • There is no assessment for this course just getting you ready for the examination course
Topics covered
  • What you will be expecting during the exam / any rusty areas you wish to brush up on
Course duration
  • Over five days
Minimum requirements pre-exam
  • VHF licence holder
  • First Aid
  • Yachtmaster Coastal - 30 days / 800nm / 12 night hours / 2 days skippering (or coastal practical + 20 days / 400nm / 12 night hours / 2 days skippering)
  • Yachtmaster Offshore - 50 days / 2500nm / 5 days skippering / 5 passages min 60nm with 2 overnight and 2 days skippering
Course cost includes
  • Full board - on the yacht
  • Gas - for cooking
  • Fuel - hopefully you will be doing more sailing than motoring
  • Mooring fees – all covered
  • Certificate

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