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Yachtmaster Offshore
Prep Week

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.

We have got you covered with all the preparation and practice you need before taking the examination. Although there isn't a set syllabus for the course, it is designed to help you practice for the exam, refine your techniques, and eliminate any bad habits. During the course, you will practice night sailing, pilotage and blind navigation, as well as close-quarter boat handling and collision regulations.

from 1450€

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Pre-Course Requirements

The RYA Yachtmaster exam requires that you have a GMDSS SRC VHF Certificate & a valid First aid at sea certificate
 

You must have completed;
 

  • 50 days at sea (5 of which, being the Skipper)

  • 2500 nautical miles (half being in tidal waters)

  • 5 Passages over 60 miles (2 of which acting as Skipper)

  • 2 overnight passages over 60 miles

  • All qualifying sea time must be within 10 years prior to the exam

 

*All sailing courses require a certain amount of physical activity.  If you are unsure as to your ability to take part in a course please contact us to discuss.

Course Syllabus

Although there isn't a set syllabus for the course, it is designed to help you practice for the exam, refine your techniques, and eliminate any bad habits. During the course, you will practice night sailing, pilotage and blind navigation, as well as close-quarter boat handling and collision regulations.

Exam Topics:

  • Skippering Skills

  • Boat Handling

  • General Seamanship

  • Navigation

  • Safety Awareness & knowledge of IRPCS

  • Meteorology

  • Signals

Start and Finish Location: Estepona

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What's Included

  • Basic Food Provisions

  • Towels

  • Bedding

  • Life Jackets

  • Fuel and Marina Costs

*Please note that the Exam Fee of £231 is to be paid directly to Examiner (price correct as of October 2023) and therefore not included*

What to Bring

Sailors are exposed to the elements and must always be prepared for 4 seasons. Due to limited storage on board, we always recommend you bring lightweight clothing to suit all possible weather scenarios. Key things to bring include;

  • Sun Protection 

  • Sun Glasses 

  • Boat Friendly Shoes

  • Passport 

  • Shorts & T-shirts 

  • Light Trousers 

  • Bathing Equipment 

  • Lightweight Jumper or Jacket 

  • Personal Care Equipment (Shampoo, Deodorant, prescription Medicines)

  • Anti Sea Sickness Tablets - especially if not an experienced sailor.

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Post Exam

After being awarded your Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate, with some more theory-based courses under your belt you will be ready to become a commercially endorsed RYA Yachtmaster! 

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