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Holders of the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate of Competence are able to skipper a vessel up to 24m in length, 20 miles from a safe haven. You will feel comfortable taking a cruising yacht on a Coastal passage. The experience gained will give the confidence that if there were any problems you would have the answers. Having the qualification provides that reassurance allowing you to venture away from your usual cruising ground and explore new places.
The RYA Yachtmaster Coastal is the first professional qualification within the RYA scheme. You are able to apply for a commercial endorsement allowing you to work as a professional skipper.
To sit the Yachtmaster Coastal exam candidates should have a broad depth of experience. Obviously each candidate will come from a different background and experienced different conditions along the way. Broadly speaking the candidate should have the following sea time:
The RYA Yachtmaster Coastal is a great qualification for somebody who wants to gain experience quickly.
Flying Fish Yachtmaster Coastal Course takes you from a novice sailor all the way to Yachtmaster Coastal and beyond. The training programme includes all the skills and qualifications required for the Coastal exam. The course is designed for all ages and abilities, whether you are new to sailing or have been sailing for years but don’t have any formal qualifications. Whatever your sailing experience then we can make the course work for you.
Once you have completed your Yachtmaster Coastal exam the next step would be the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore which allows you to venture up to 150 miles offshore.
The traditional pathway to a career on a Superyacht has started with the Yachtmaster Offshore qualification. However, it has been recognised that crew working on large yachts find it difficult to gain the necessary experience required for the Yachtmaster Offshore. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency have recently announced an alternative route.
Today candidates with a commercially endorsed Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate of Competence are able to begin training towards a restricted UK Officer of the Watch.
Customers train with Flying Fish for many reasons however, we are known for our training location, Sydney Australia. Australia offers so much in the way of lifestyle as well as the amazing playground which is Sydney Harbour.
You will never get bored of sailing past the famous Sydney Opera House and under the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge!
Sydney offers incredible sailing conditions, with warm water and plenty of sunshine. It is a popular destination for many sailors, especially during the Northern Hemisphere winters! Famous for it’s laid back lifestyle, amazing beaches, and great nightlife, if you like the outdoors then Sydney is a great place to explore.
All our Yachtmaster Course options are modular programmes, which means you are able to tailor the course to suit your individual needs. If you are looking for the ultimate sailing package that includes all the training, accommodation and then please see the option below.
The RYA Day Skipper is a comprehensive introduction to chart work, navigation, meteorology, collision regulations, and seamanship