Power Boat Level 2 RYA

Power Boat Level 2 RYA

The RYA Powerboat courses are for those who sail in small power boats: semi-rigid, fishing boats and sports boats that normally sail close to the coast. The types of commercial vessels, which mainly require a degree level are: rental boats for fishing, boats for adventure activities, port control boats, security boats for construction, etc. If you want a larger boat with a cabin and the ability to navigate or work at a bigger distance from the coast, then the most probably thing is that you need another level, like: Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster. 1.- COURSE CHARACTERISTICS a) Previous experience: None b) Previous…
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How to renew your Yachtmaster

How to renew your Yachtmaster

All Yachtmaster certificates must be renewed every 5 years, and for this you must be in possession or justify the following aspects: The shipments of the last 5 years, dates and data of the companies for which you have worked. At least 150 days navigated should be justified.Medical Certificate (ENG1).ID photoCourse ‘Professional Practices & Responsibilities (PPR)’. It is a RYA course that can be done online and is priced at € 50.Original Certificate that you want to renew ** If you can’t justify the required maritime service, but you can show that, for at least half of the five-year period, you have worked on tasks closely associated…
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The difference between PPER and Yachtmaster

The difference between PPER and Yachtmaster

In this article we explain the difference between  Patrón Profesional de Embarcaciones de Recreo ( PPER) and Yachtmaster Offshore. The big difference between these two qualifitcations is that  PPER is a national title that allows you to work on boats of Spanish flag,whereas  Yachtmaster is an International title that allows you to work on boats of English flag or of the Commonwealth. In addition to that, being in the possession of a Yachtmaster is a securitiy that the person who wants to hire you has because it means that you are a good skipper. Everyone knows that someone who has this title, truly knows how to navigate, unlike the…
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Conversion of Yachtmaster Sail to Power

Conversion of Yachtmaster Sail to Power

If you are in possession of the Yachtmaster Sail and want to convert to Motor, you must pass a practical test on a motor boat approved by RYA. The preparation for the exam is 1 day, and the exam lasts approximately 3 hours in the case of conversion the duration would be a little longer. During this day we ensure to get to know the rest of the crew as you will work as a team during the exam. Also is important to get familiar with the training vessel used for the exam. Is for this reason, even if you have a…
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Do you know the theory necessary for the Yachtmaster?

Do you know the theory necessary for the Yachtmaster?

Although the Yachtmaster test is an eminently practical test, this does not imply that it can be tackled without knowing the basic theory of navigation. The level of theoretical knowledge that is presupposed to any Yachtmaster (both coastal and offshore) means that, among other topics, the candidate must know: Nautical meteorology. Without being an expert in the subject, it is essential to have basic knowledge of how the meteorological phenomena that most affect navigation are produced, analyzed and communicated.Tides and currents. As England is a coast very affected by the tides, the agenda is more complete than in the Spanish…
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Validation for Nautical qualifications

Validation for Nautical qualifications

Recently we have received many questions about the possible validations between the Spanish qualifications such as the Yacht Captain, the Harbor Master or the Captain of the Merchant Navy with the English qualifications of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA), especially with the Yachtmaster, which is composed of three titles: Yachtmaster Coastal, Yachtmaster Offshore and Ocean Yachtmaster In the following link you can find the various attributions offered by each of the titles of the RYA: RYA COURSES In some nautical schools the offers of Captain of Yacht + Ocean Yachtmaster are being promoted. Be careful with these promotions because they…
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Our RYA Instructor

Our RYA Instructor

Pere Valera Taltavull is the Chief of Studies and instructor of our courses RYA (Royal Yachting Assoctiation). Accumulating more than 60.000 miles of sailing, he is titled as a professional skipper by the Spanish Merchant Marine graduated at RYA as Yachtmaster Ocean. He started his professional career in 1998 in the world of charter. An Activity he always combined with other works, all related to nautical  topics.He has patroled boats of different lenghts and has made different oceanic crossings. He is very passionate about traditional navigation, as well as combining it with the most modern navigation methods. In 2013-2014 he was captain of…
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