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This course will equip you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to pass your RYA Yachtmaster Coastal/Offshore exam and be a competent Yachtsman.

The training you will receive during this course is of a high caliber, but the final knowledge and skill you will acquire exceed all expectations.

This practical training course is presented by a Certified and highly experienced RYA Yachtmaster Instructor.  

All instructors teaching this module at our center have been hand-picked by the Principal Alex Cousins.

Instructors teaching this module have proven safety records and are all very experienced in sailing craft operations.

They have been proven to be very effective in advancing a candidates skills no matter what level of experience.

 

Upcoming Prep and Exams for RYA Yachtmaster Coastal are as follows:

  • 22-28 October 2018
  • 19-25 November 2018
  • 21-27 January 2019
  • 25-31 March 2019

Upcoming Prep and Exams for RYA Yachtmaster Offshore are as follows:

  • 26 November – 7 December 2018
  • 28 January – 8 February 2019
  • 1-13 April 2019

Early bookings are essential.

Please see our upcoming dates for the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal / Offshore Theory and RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Practical

 

 

Candidates wanting to take preparation weeks should have the required competency and experience for our instructor to fine tune your abilities to Yachtmaster standard.

Please note:

Should your experience and ability not be of the required standard on joining, we will not have enough time to to ensure a successful result.

 

  • Terminology
  • Line handling and Rope Work
  • All theory up to Yachtmaster
  • Berthing and departing berths in various challenging conditions
  • Mooring buoys and anchoring under sail and power
  • Man-over board recovery under various conditions/Different methods
  • Anchoring under sail and power
  • Emergency procedures and maneuvers
  • Advanced Sail Trim
  • Advanced Sail Handling
  • Boat handling in various conditions of wind and tide
  • Victualing and Feeding
  • Operating in Restricted Visibility
  • Advanced Navigation
  • Advanced Navigation by electronic aid
  • Night operations
  • Emergency Equipment
  • Passage Planning
  • Passage Making
  • Jury Rigs and Running Repairs
  • Running Aground
  • Advanced Engine Knowledge and Care
  • International Regulations for the Prevention of Collision at Sea
  • AIS/MARPA/RADAR/VHF
  • Advance Pilotage Techniques
  • Meteorology and Weather Forecasting using Clouds and Barometer
  • Crew Management
  • Skippering and Leadership skills
12 days, 2 exam days included
All onboard expenses including 3 meals a day
All required publications and navigational equipment
RYA exam passage plan
The complete dedication of an instructor to your success!!
Charter of vessel for practical exam
Foul weather gear and boots
You will receive a program together with all the necessary information required
Candidates wishing to take exams are to make sure they are up to the required standard (this is ensured by completing the preparation weeks).
You will have to be familiar and competent in the following:

- International Regulations for the Prevention of Collision at Sea
- Safety Equipment and Requirements
- Boat Handling Under Sail
- Boat Handling under Power
- Boat Handling in Heavy Weather
- Berthing and Departing (Power and Sail)
- Emergency situations and Safety Briefing
- Man Over Board
- Sail Handling
- Towing
- Knots figure 8, Bowline, Two half hitches, Clove Hitch, Reef Knot, Sheet Bend etc.
- Synthetic-Fibre Ropes
- Seamanship
- Deck Work
- Engine Operations, Maintenance and Checks
- Can Skipper a Yacht and Manage the Crew
- Heavy weather Tactics
- Victualing and Feeding at Sea
- Customs Procedures
- Standards of Behavior
- Navigation by Traditional means
- Navigation by Electronic means
- RADAR
- GPS
- AIS/MARPA/VHF
- Chart Plotter
- Restricted Visibility
- Water Management
- Fuel Management
- Battery Managements and Care
- Meteorology and Weather Forecasting
- Interpretation of Weather forecasts and Barometric Trends
- Forecasting Terms
- Anchoring (sail and power)
- Yacht Types and Limitations
- Various Sail Plans
- Passage Planning
- Pilotage by Day and Night

If you choose to just book a exam, please ensure you have read and understood the above .
400 Nautical miles for candidates holding RYA Yachtmaster coastal practical course completion certificate or 800 nautical miles for other
30 Days living afloat
Two days as skipper
1x 60 or more nautical mile passages
A Copy of First Aid Certificate
A Copy of your RYA SRC VHF Radio Certificate
A Copy of your RYA Yachtmaster Coastal/Offshore Theory Course Completion Certificate
Verified logbook to Show Mileage to Examiner
6 Passport Size Colour Photos
Credit Card Details for your RYA fees for your RYA Certificates.
50 Days Sea Time
5 Days as Skipper
2500 Nautical Miles - Half of which must be in Tidal Waters
5 Passages over 60nm, including 2 Overnight and 2 as the Skipper
A Copy of First Aid Certificate
A Copy of your RYA SRC VHF Radio Certificate
A Copy of your RYA Yachtmaster Coastal/Offshore Theory Course Completion Certificate
Verified logbook to Show Mileage to Examiner
6 Passport Size Colour Photos
Credit Card Details for your RYA fees for your RYA Certificates.

Fine tune those skills and pass the Exam

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