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RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Exam Preparation

The RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore qualification is internationally renowned and universally respected. The RYA ensures that the qualification keeps its reputation by insisting on a minimum experience level and testing all candidates with a rigorous examination.

This course is specifically designed to help you pass the RYA/ DoT Yachtmaster Practical examination. It is not a formal course within the RYA Cruising Scheme, but one which people find invaluable in preparing for the examination.

You will need to have good boat handling skills, under sail and power, and your theory knowledge will need to be to a good standard. Our experienced instructors will help to strengthen your techniques, polish your skills, brush up your theory, and gain confidence.

Yachtmaster candidates must have a minimum of 50 days at sea, 5 days as skipper, 2500 sea miles, 5 passages over 60 miles including 2 as skipper and 2 overnight. This experience must be logged in tidal waters in the ten year period prior to the assessment.

Candidates for the Yachtmaster Exam must hold a VHF SRC Certificate and a valid, First Aid Certificate. An exam fee of  205  is payable direct to the RYA examiner at the start of the assessment. Evidence of sailing experience and a recent passport photograph are also required.

course duration
five days midweek
six days for assessment

prior knowledge
comprehensive sailing experience, navigation to yachtmaster standard

qualification aim
RYA/MCA yachtmaster certificate of competence

course content
advanced skills to handle a yacht in a variety of conditions, including offshore passages by day or night

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Course fee: 660 For course completion certificate or Prep and Exam 665 

plus 205 for  RYA/MCA examination fee, which goes direct to the RYA examiner on exam day.

All practical course cost are fully inclusive of food, mooring fees, fuel, & wet weather gear


Next five day course:   2014  April 28 - 2nd  May 5 - 9th 12 - 16th  June 2nd- 6th  9 - 13th 16 - 20th  

30 - 4th  July 7th-11th 21st-25th 28th  - 1st Aug 4th - 8th  11th - 15th  18th - 22nd  25th - 29th Sept 1st - 5th 

8th - 12th 15th - 19th 22nd - 26th

Courses are Mon to Fri - ADD an extra day if you wish to complete the examination

 Please note if these dates are not suitable then please call us.