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Yachtmaster Skills, Prep and Exam

Yachtmaster Skills Prep and Exam

These are live-aboard courses leading to a one day practical assessment, conducted independently by an RYA Yachtmaster Examiner.

Yachtmaster Prep and Exam Week runs over seven days.

Five days is spent on intensive skills practice and exam preparation. Following that there is an exam weekend. 

Prerequisites

To join this course aiming for a Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence you must be a competent skipper with the following prerequisites.

  • Seatime (50 days on board, five days as skipper, 2,500 miles)
  • Qualifying passages (five passages over 60 miles, including two overnight and two as skipper)
  • Radio Operator's Certificate (a restricted VHF or higher grade of certificate)
  • First Aid Certificate (must be on the RYA approved list)
  • Theory knowledge to RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased Theory standard.

If you are aiming for a Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate of Competence you must be a competent skipper with the following prerequisites.

  • Seatime (30 days on board, two days as skipper, 800 miles, 12 night hours)
  • For holders of the RYA Coastal Skipper certificate the seatime requirement is reduced to 20 days on board, two days as skipper, 400 miles, 12 night hours
  • Radio Operator's Certificate (a restricted VHF or higher grade of certificate)
  • First Aid Certificate (must be on the RYA approved list)
  • Theory knowledge to RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased Theory standard.

Seatime

Seatime must be logged in the 10 years before your exam. At least half your qualifying seatime must be in tidal waters.

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Private tuition and exams

If you don't have time for a course you can arrange some private tuition and book a Yachtmaster exam, either on your own boat or on one of ours.

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