It is designed to ensure you are at the appropriate standard to sit the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal or Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence.
Students should have a thorough knowledge of navigation and chart work to the level of Coastal/Yachtmaster Theory certificate and it is strongly recommended that you hold a First Aid certificate and a VHF operator’s licence.
This course will test knowledge and ability in both theory and practical boat handling to the standard required to pass the appropriate Certificate of Competence.
Yachtmaster offshore C of C to operate in Cat 1 waters up to 150 miles from a Safe Haven & Cat 2 waters up to 60 miles from a Safe Haven.
Yachtmaster Coastal/Coastal Skipper C of C to operate in Cat 3 waters up to 20 miles from a Safe Haven.
This course is often run as a bespoke course depending upon the organisation’s operational requirements.
Areas of Competence will be in:
Yachtmaster Coastal/Coastal Skipper Certificate of Competence:
Qualifying Experience: At least 2 years relevant experience including night pilotage.
As a guide- 30 days – 2 days as Skipper- 800 miles – 12 night hours which can be reduced if a Coastal Skipper Practical course is attended.
Exam: Approximately 4-5 hours for 1 person including ashore/afloat and including night passage.
Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence:
Qualifying Experience: 50 days & 5 days as Skipper – 2500 miles -5 passages over 60 miles including 2 overnight and 2 as skipper one of which should have been at night.
Exam: Approximately 5 hours for 1 person including ashore/afloat and including night passage.
Experience needs to be within the last 10 years and at least 50% of qualifying time must be on vessels 10-24 metres.