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£1,500
1 week
Cowes, Isle of Wight
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Overview

Our Yachtmaster Power Prep Course is a one-week practical skills course to consolidate what you have learnt in preparation for the practical assessment.

Gaining the RYA Yachtmaster provides acknowledgement from the RYA examiner that the skipper has reached the highest level of competence. A reassurance that you can make the right and safe decisions when taking a motorboat to sea.

Working at sea

The RYA Yachtmaster Power opens the door to a new career as a skipper of a Motor Yacht, up to 24 meters in length. Add STCW Basic Safety Training and you have a qualification to skipper Motor boats up to 200GT, which may be more than 24 meters in length.

RYA Yachtmaster Coastal

There are two routes through to the RYA Yachtmaster Certificate of Competence. Not all candidates have the sea time or command experience for the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate. Furthermore, you may just want to stick to coastal waters but want to know you have the knowledge and understanding to take a motor boat on a coastal passage. Our Yachtmaster Prep and Exam Course will provide that ressurance. The prerequisites for RYA Yachtmaster Coastal is reduced to 800 miles.

RYA Yachtmaster Coastal now a prerequisite for Officer of the Watch

Superyacht crew who don’t have the required miles and experience for the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate, as detailed below, can now take the Yachtmaster Coastal in lieu of Offshore.

RYA Yachmaster Offshore

Motor boat owners who are looking to skipper a boat offshore then we commended you complete the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence. If you intend to work as a commercial skipper or as crew on Superyachts then the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate should be the goal.

Superyachts

If you are working on a Superyacht and looking for the next step on your route to Officer of the Watch, then you will be aware that you require RYA Yachtmaster Theory as well as the Yachtmaster Offshore Practical Certificate. With Flying Fish you can combine the RYA Yachtmaster Theory and Practical in one course.

Course syllabus

The Yachtmaster Power Prep Course consolidates all the skills you have learnt so far in one practical training course. A lot of time will be spent mooring the boat and confined space boat handling, which is what most customers want to master. You will learn how to moor the boat if one engine fails, emergency MOB procedures, daylight and night time navigational exercises.

Being a Yachtmaster is about taking command so time will be spent learning how to make the safe and correct decisions. Your instructor will go through all the skills that is required of a competent Yachtmaster, master these skills then you will be confident to pass the exam.

There are a maximum of 4 customers on the Yachtmaster Power Prep Course.

Radar

Having a good knowledge or radar, MARPA and radar plotting techniques will form part of the Yachtmaster exam. You will learn how to use the radar onboard but if you are new to radar then we recommend joining our one-day RYA Radar Course.

Your instructor will go through all the skills that is required of a competent Yachtmaster, master these skills then you will be confident to pass the exam.

Before you start

We want to make sure you the required knowledge and experience to join the course, the prerequisites are listed below. If you have any questions at all about your experience then feel free to contact us and we can help you make the next step.

Accommodation ashore

Flying Fish can provide accommodation for you in one of our crew houses in Cowes. Nice, comfortable and centrally located, just a 2-minute walk to the town and our training centre. You will be able to mix and socialise with other people on the course, revise in comfort and have time to relax and get a good night sleep.


Inclusions

  • All training, fuel and berthing fees included
  • 100 miles logged
  • Lunch, snacks and refreshments are provided onboard
  • Accommodation is not provided onboard.

£210 Exam Yachtmaster Offshore/Coastal exam fee not included.


Dates & pricing

Starts Ends Location(s) Availability
29/04/2019 05/05/2019 Cowes, Isle of Wight Full
Price £1,500
Required deposit £250
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22/07/2019 28/07/2019 Cowes, Isle of Wight Available
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09/09/2019 15/09/2019 Cowes, Isle of Wight 3 spaces available
Price £1,500
Required deposit £250
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30/09/2019 06/10/2019 Cowes, Isle of Wight Available
Price £1,500
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
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28/10/2019 03/11/2019 Cowes, Isle of Wight 3 spaces available
Price £1,500
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
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25/11/2019 01/12/2019 Cowes, Isle of Wight Available
Price £1,500
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Optional add-ons
£210Shared Self Catering accommodation
16/12/2019 22/12/2019 Cowes, Isle of Wight Available
Price £1,500
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Optional add-ons
£210Shared Self Catering accommodation

Pre-requisite experience and qualifications

To sit the Yachtmaster Offshore Power exam, you are required to hold:

  • 50 days and 2,500 sea miles logged
  • 5 passages of over 60 miles, acting as skipper for at least two of these passages
  • 2 of 5 passages above would have involved overnight passages
  • At least 5 days acting as skipper
  • All qualifying seatime must be within 10 years prior to the exam
  • A GMDSS short range VHF radio certificate
  • Valid First Aid Certificate
  • You must be 18 years of age or older

 


Full itinerary

Monday

  • 10am join the boat in Cowes
  • Introduction to the boat, systems and safety producers onboard
  • About the exam, what to expect and personal goals
  • Engineering, engines, control systems and what to look out for
  • Boat handling
  • Marina berthing
  • MOB and recovery at sea

Tuesday

  • Engine checks/safety brief
  • Navigational exercises during daytime passage
  • Anchoring
  • Picking up mooring buoys
  • MOB and recovery
  • Marina berthing
  • Night-time navigational exercises

Wednesday

  • Engine checks/safety brief
  • Marina berthing/confined space boat handling
  • Single engine berthing
  • Picking up mooring bouys
  • Navigational exercises day-time
  • Collision regs/quiz/use of radar

Thursday

  • Engine checks/safety brief
  • Navigational exercises during day-time passage
  • Picking up mooring buoys
  • Marina berthing/confined space exercises
  • Single engine berthing
  • Night-time navigational exercises

Friday

  • Engine checks/safety brief
  • Navigational exercises during day-time passage
  • Boat handling exercises/single engine berthing
  • MOB and recovery
  • Revision of the Yachtmaster syllabus

Saturday/Sunday

The weekend is when the examiner will join the boat, and your instructor will step off. The Yachtmaster Power exam will last between 12 and 48 hours depending on the number of candidates being examined, maximum of 4 in any 2 day session. The exam will take place within the Solent. The examiner will ask each candidate to perform a series of practical and navigational exercises based on the weather and tidal conditions of the day.


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