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The RYA Yachtmaster is a certificate of competence for skippers of sail or motor yachts who have demonstrated the highest level of knowledge, skill, and experience in yacht handling and navigation.
The qualification can open many doors and opportunities, such as:
Whether you qualify as a Yachtmaster Power or sail depends, of course, if you are a sailor or enjoy the power side of yachting. Your decision to choose Yachtmaster sail or power oftern depends on your career choise. For a Superyacht Deckhand working on a large motor yacht then the obvious route would be Yachtmaster Power however, if your carreer path is on sailing yachts then its Yachtmaster sail – some choose both.
There are three different Yachtmaster qualifications to choose from. The path you take depends on your goal.
Yachtmaster Coastal: Allows the holder to skipper a yacht up to 60 miles from shore, day or night. If you own your own boat or are a local sailor, who doesn’t want to go offshore but would like to build confidence in coastal waters then choose this option.
Yachtmaster Offshore: Most popular route. Allows the holder to skipper a yacht up to 150 miles from shore, day or night. If you want to work as a commercial skipper or see yourself progressing in the Superyacht Industry then you will need your Yachtmaster Offshore qualification.
Yachtmaster Ocean: Allows the holder to take a yacht on an ocean passage. Popular with skippers who hold Yachtmaster Offshore who want to progress and skipper yachts across the Atlantic.
Now you have chosen your perfered route, power or sail, then the next question is how to I get there? below are some great options to choose from.
If you are still not sure then simply get in touch with us today, and we’ll help you get the ball rolling.
Our Yachtmaster Power and Theory and practical course programmes take place in Cowes, Isle of Wight.
From beginner to Yachtmaster. All our training and race programmes take place in Sydney, Australia.