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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 course to consolidate what you have learnt in preparation for the practical assessment.

Gaining the RYA Yachtmaster provides acknowledgment 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.

What is a Yachtmaster certificate of competence?

The RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Power certificate of competence allows the holder to skipper of a Motor Yacht, up to 24 meters in length, 150 miles from a safe haven. 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.

There are two routes through to the RYA Yachtmaster Certificate of Competence.

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore

Yachtmaster Offshore is the most popular route. Superyacht crew who are looking to progress to lead deckhand or Bosun are usually required to hold Yachtmaster Offshore. The RYA Yachtmaster Offshore is a prerequisite for the Efficient Deckhand course and a requirement for Officer of the Watch.

The Sea time requirements for the Yachtmaster offshore can be found in the prerequisites section below. For a more comprehensive look at what certificates, sea time and skippered passages are required then take a look at the following link. If you have any questions then feel free to contact us

Requirements for the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore exam 

RYA Yachtmaster Coastal

Not all candidates have the sea time or command experience for the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate. Candidates with 800 miles logged choose the Yachtmaster Coastal certificate. Furthermore, some skippers have no intention of going offshore and want to stick to coastal waters.

If you own your own Motorboat and are looking for a qualification that provides confidence then we recommend the Yachtmaster Coastal route

RYA Yachtmaster Theory

To pass the practical exam candidates are required to have an excellent knowledge of Navigation. If you have not completed the RYA Yachtmaster theory course then we recommend you consider joining our two-week theory and practical course

Accommodation (not included)

If you require accommodation for the duration of your training, please advise a member of the Flying Fish team at the time of booking.


Inclusions

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

£224 Yachtmaster Offshore/Coastal exam fee is not included.


Dates & pricing

Starts Ends Location(s) Availability
15/03/2021 21/03/2021 Cowes, Isle of Wight Waitlisted, please call+44 1983 280641
Course only
£1,500
Fully booked. Call us and we can put you on our wait list.
26/04/2021 02/05/2021 Cowes, Isle of Wight Waitlisted, please call+44 1983 280641
Course only
£1,500
Fully booked. Call us and we can put you on our wait list.
13/09/2021 19/09/2021 Cowes, Isle of Wight 2 spaces available
Course only
£1,500
Required deposit £300
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
04/10/2021 10/10/2021 Cowes, Isle of Wight 2 spaces available
Course only
£1,500
Required deposit £300
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
01/11/2021 07/11/2021 Cowes, Isle of Wight 2 spaces available
Course only
£1,500
Required deposit £300
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
29/11/2021 05/12/2021 Cowes, Isle of Wight 2 spaces available
Course only
£1,500
Required deposit £300
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
13/12/2021 19/12/2021 Cowes, Isle of Wight 2 spaces available
Course only
£1,500
Required deposit £300
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours

Pre-requisite experience and qualifications

To sit the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Power exam, you are required to have completed:

  • 50 days and 2,500* sea miles
  • 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
  • Log book/ evidence of sea time and passages required
  • A GMDSS short range VHF radio certificate
  • Valid First Aid Certificate
  • You must be 18 years of age or older

* At least 1,250 sea miles must have been completed on a vessel less than 24M in length


Full itinerary

Monday

  • Introduction to the boat, systems and safety producers onboard
  • About the exam, what to expect
  • 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
  • Night Navigation exercises

Thursday

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

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. 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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