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Yachtmaster Coastal/Offshore Course

Yachtmaster Coastal/Offshore Course

Curso de Yachtmaster

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.

The Yachtmaster offshore is an important certificate.  It signifies that a skipper is competent on a yacht to make passages up to 150nm from harbour.

 

The Yachtmaster offshore is obtained by examination which involves exercises, challenges and tasks from any part of the syllabus to demonstrate the ability and confidence of the skipper.
We help you prepare for the exam look at your strengths and weaknesses. We can then build a on the areas that need developed to put you in the best position for the exam.  This is typically 5 days. A separate fee is payable to the RYA for examinations. These must be arranged well in advance.

The Yachtmaster™ Coastal has the knowledge needed to skipper a yacht on coastal cruises but does not necessarily have the experience needed to undertake longer passages.

Full details of the exam syllabus and requirements are shown in the RYA Yachtmster Scheme and Logbook.

The EXAM will include an assessment of your skippering skills, boat handling, general seamanship, navigation, safety awareness and knowledge of the IRPCS (collision regulations), meteorology and signals. Candidates will be set tasks to demonstrate their ability and may also be asked questions on any part of the syllabus for all practical and shorebased courses up to Yachtmaster™ Coastal level.

Yachtmaster™ Coastal exam pre-requisites:

  • Minimum seatime: 30 days, 2 days as skipper, 800 miles, 12 night hours (if you hold the Coastal Skipper course certificate this is reduced to 20 days, 2 days as skipper, 400 miles, 12 night hours). Half the qualifying sea time must be conducted in tidal waters. Definition of tidal waters. All qualifying seatime must be within 10 years prior to the exam.
  • Form of exam Practical: Certification requiredA GMDSS Short Range Certificate (SRC) or higher grade of marine radio certificate. A valid first aid certificate – click here for a list of acceptable first aid certificates.
  • Minimum exam duration: 6-10 hours for 1 candidate, 8-14 hours for 2 candidates
  • Minimum age: 17

The Yachtmaster™ Offshore is competent to skipper a cruising yacht on any passage during which the yacht is no more than 150 miles from harbour.

Yachtmaster™ Offshore exam pre-requisites:

  • Minimum seatime: 50 days, 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 conducted in tidal waters. Definition of tidal waters. All qualifying seatime must be within 10 years prior to the exam.
  • Form of exam Practical: Certification requiredA GMDSS Short Range Certificate (SRC) or higher grade of marine radio certificate. A valid first aid certificate – click here for a list of acceptable first aid certificates.
  • Minimum exam duration: 8-12 hours for 1 candidate, 10-18 hours for 2 candidates. No more than two candidates can be examined in 24 hours and no more than four candidates can be examined in one 2 day session.
  • Minimum age: 18

The course will be done in a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49 feets. This is our boat!  Sailing boat Aquitat III   

Books recommended:

 

Yachtmaster Coastal/OffshoreCurso de Yachtmaster Coastal/Offshore Navigation Handbook