Process the Commercial Endorsement

Process the Commercial Endorsement

In this article we want to outline the necessary steps to process the Commercial Endorsement of a RYA degree what would be to move from a recreational title to a professional. What the RYA says: What is a commercial endorsement? A commercial endorsement is required for work on board British flagged vessels subject to the MCA’s codes of practice for small commercial vessels. A number of additional training courses and medical fitness certificates are required to be eligible for a commercial endorsement. Which certificates can be commercially endorsed? The following certificates may request a commercial endorsement: Course completion certificates: RYA…
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What is the Master 200 and how is it reached?

What is the Master 200 and how is it reached?

The Master 200 qualification is the following level after Yachtmaster (Offshore or Ocean). If you took the M200 (limited) as only a YM Offshore, it is a simple stamp to add the Ocean later and become a M200 (unlimited). There are two options of the Master 200. The preparation for both is the same, depends on your experience and knowledge: The Master 200 (limited) can operate up to 150NM from a safe haven The full Master 200 (unlimited) qualification allows you to operate globally. Important: some countries don’t recognise these certificates. Benefits: Outside the UK the Master 200 is more recognised…
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Do I need to do an invigilated RYA theory exam?

Do I need to do an invigilated RYA theory exam?

The RYA online courses do not have an invigilated exam, it is included with the Shorebased course we organise in our centre. The invigilated exam is not compulsory, but there are a few exceptions that we are going to explain: INVIGILATION FOR DAY SKIPPER THEORYThe RYA Day Skipper Shorebased course has 2 assessment papers.The invigilated exam is optional, is not required. INVIGILATION FOR YACHTMASTER OFFSHOREThe RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased Course has 4 assessment papers.The invigilated exam is optional, is not required.However, to enter to MCA large yacht qualifications (Officer of the Watch or Master 200), the 4 assessment papers must be invigilates. INVIGILATION FOR OCEAN YACHTMASTERThe RYA Ocean Yachtmaster Shorebased Course has 1…
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Day Skipper

Day Skipper

We will explain what the Day Skipper course consists of and why we recommend it to everyone who has started in the world of Nautical. The English rating of the Royal Yacht Association (RYA) of Day Skipper, is what would be an equivalent to the PER. Prerequisites: 5 days of experience prior to the course.A level of PER theory.Be over 16 years old. In case we do not have these prerequisites we would have to start with the Competent Crew. The Day Skipper Workshop consists of 5 days on board a sailboat with a maximum of 5 students, staying at least 2 nights in other…
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Am I ready for the Yachtmaster exam?

Am I ready for the Yachtmaster exam?

In order to obtain the most prestigious international nautical qualification worldwide, the Yachtmaster Offshore, you have to take into account a series of prerequisites for the theory course and practical preparation: 1- Have a minimum experience of 2.500 miles.2- Level of Middle English.3- Have a theoretical basis of Yacht Skipper: with this basis you will be ready to take the Theoretical Course of 40 hours.4- Be in possession of a Radio and First Aid certificate. For Radio, RYA offers an Online Course and supports any STCW95 course. At Yacht Point, we advise students according to where they come from and where they live or work, which is the…
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To Navigate you learn by Navigating!

To Navigate you learn by Navigating!

The ideal way to learn to sail is obviously from the base. Having been a sailor for a while will help us to be a better skipper. In addition to knowing from experience how difficult it can be to anchor a boat from the boat or prepare a coffee with a sea formed, we will serve to manage the crew more properly and know what we can ask.In Spain we do not have a recreational qualification that certifies us as an efficient crew: know how to use the moorings correctly, put a curl, handle the mooring maneuver or simply keep…
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Short outline of RYA degrees for cruise ships

Short outline of RYA degrees for cruise ships

There are many employers, professional or not, who when approaching RYA training need clarification on the functioning and possibilities of their scheme RYA qualifications. We’re going to make a simplifying effort. The first clarification is that the Royal Yachting Association provides recreational courses. It is the MCA (English merchant marine) that certifies and enables you as a professional skipper. However, the MCA recognizes the RYA standards as its own and only wants to check the skipper’s skills on board before certifying him for professional activity. Having said that, let’s look at the scheme of cruiser titles whether motor or sail. Recreational level: –Competent crew – sailor…
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Day Skipper Theory

Day Skipper Theory

In this article we will focus on the Day Skipper theory course. This course serves as a basis for doing the YachtMaster Theory and serves as a preparation before doing the Day Skipper practice by sail or motor. Goal: This course will introduce you to the work of charts, navigation, meteorology and the basic concepts of nautical for the competent crew. This course is perfect if you want to learn to start making decisions on board and most important, to learn nautical English! Methodology: It is a course that you can do online or face-to-face. We recommend doing it in person in our facilities, it…
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What is the best nautical school?

What is the best nautical school?

This question has an easy answer: the nautical school that best trains students. For this we must be able to cover several aspects. First, training must be practical and pragmatic, that is, it must be really useful for us. That covers the real needs of the student, either as professional skippers or as recreational skippers or clients of a charter company. We must know how to handle ourselves safely, control the maneuver, know the emergency protocols. And that can only be achieved through drills and exercises on board. Another fundamental aspect will be the efficiency of teaching. There must be a…
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Nautical Training Online

Nautical Training Online

English is the main and most important language in the nautical world. Whether we are sailing in national or international waters, we may encounter foreign flag vessels with which we will have to communicate. It is for this reason that we recommend always obtaining an extra nautical training in English. RYA courses are highly prestigious, as they are, in short, very practical. The whole schedule of all the degrees are things that we will finally put into practice and they will serve us. We pass you the link of the two courses that you can be of great use: Essential…
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