If you already have some sailing experience and are looking for a programme that can be tailored to suit your needs the Flying Fish can design a programme to suit individual requirements, time and budget that will work for you.
Our Yachtmaster Offshore and Ocean courses are modular by design meaning we are able to put together a customised programme to take account of prior skills and experience to save time and money. Each week can be booked separately to allow for greater flexibility.
Some customers have already sailed many miles and have a lot of experience and qualifications under their belt and are just looking to brush up skills before taking the Yachtmaster Offshore exam.
To take the Yachtmaster Ocean or Offshore exam you are required to hold certain prerequisites. To find out more, read our guide to RYA/MCA Yachtmaster.
The most popular programme, the Yachtmaster Offshore course, is broken down into 12 separate courses/weeks. Each course can be booked individually.
Week 1 – Dinghy Level 1 and Level 2 (2 days) and RYA Powerboat level 2 (2 days).
Week 2 – RYA competent crew.
Week 3 – RYA Day skipper theory.
Week 4 – RYA Day skipper practical.
Week 5 – Mile builder including qualifying passages.
Week 6 – RYA Yachtmaster Theory.
Week 7 – RYA Coastal Skipper.
Week 8/9 – Mile builder and qualifying passages (12 days).
Week 10 – Race training and Spinnaker Handling Course/Yacht Maintenance course/RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance.
Week 11 – Yachtmaster prep/skills and drills.
Week 12 – Yachtmaster Offshore Prep and exam week.
Customers with around 600 miles logged and looking towards RYA Day Skipper should book weeks 5 – 12.
For more information on each element then please see below for more details.
From beginner to Yachtmaster in 12 weeks
Design your own course, choose any or all of the following
Start with the basics
Followed by the theory and practical
Practice skippering and Navigation offshore
Build miles towards Yachtmaster
learn first aid and how to use a VHF radio
Yachtmaster Coastal or Offshore exam prep and assessment
The course is designed for anyone at or above RYA Day Skipper level who is looking to develop their practical boat handling, pilotage and navigation skills, build confidence in the role of skipper, and looking to sit the Yachtmaster offshore or Coastal exam.More information
This live-aboard course provides a final brush up of skills and theory knowledge and leads to a practical assessment, conducted independently by an RYA Yachtmaster Examiner. Depending on your prior skills and experience or personal goal your objective may be a Yachtmaster Offshore or Coastal Certificate of Competence.More information