RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Course
An RYA Yachtmaster™ Certificate of Competence is often the ultimate aim of aspiring yacht skippers. It is a well-known, most 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.
Assumed knowledge: The candidate must arrive with full theory knowledge about navigation, tidal stream and height calculation, charts, Colregs, weather, safety, buoyage, passage planning, pilotage, radar, electronic navigation etc.
Pre-course qualification: You must arrive fully prepared in your practical sailing ability , docking , Man over board , anchoring , docking under sail, blind navigation , execution of a passage plan day and night etc ..
The pass rate for candidates who did the RYA coastal skipper practical course prior to the exam is 90% .
Pre-exam experience: In order to be eligible for the "RYA Yachtmaster Offshore" exam the candidates must have minimum:
50 days seatime on a sailyacht, 2,500 miles including at least 5 passages over 60 miles measured along the rhumb line from the port of departure to the destination, acting as skipper for at least two of these passages and including two which have involved overnight passages. 5 days experience as skipper. At least half this mileage and passages must be in tidal waters. All qualifying sea time must be within 10 years prior to the exam.
Cdertification required:A GMDSS Short Range Certificate (SRC) or higher grade of marine radio certificate. A valid first aid certificate.
Minimum duration: 3 days exam preparation + 2 days exam
Minimum age: 18
Course content: During this course one of our senior instructors will test your knowledge and practical skills in order to expose your weak points and correct them before the final exam. The Yachtmaster exam preparation is in fact not a real course, but a general refresher.
Certification: RYA Yachtmaster Offshore certificate of competence after passing successfully the practical exam with an external RYA examiner.
Number of students: Minumum 2, maximum 4. Private tuition also available on request.
Ability after course: To skipper a sailboat on a professional level.
5 Day Shared Group Liveaboard Practical Tuition
April, May & first half of June £1050/person
Price includes fuel, RYA Instructor, breakfast, lunch and drinks onboard, tourist tax, loan of wet weather clothes, free berth in Sibenik marina and two other marinas during the course.
Flights & airport transfers not included but can be arranged. £215 exam fee to be paid directly to the RYA.
RYA courses are offered through RYA Recognised Training centre NCP & mare Sea School.