The preparation course is intended to act as a refresher on pilotage, boat handling, safety, skippering and passage planning.
Exercises like blind navigation, electronic navigation (Radar and GPS), night pilotage and MOB procedures are also considered.
During the course and subsequently your exam, students will be set tasks to demonstrate their ability at the Yachtmaster level and you can be asked questions on any part of the syllabus. Including both practical and theory subjects.
Included on your course:
This is a five-day course and all books and materials needed for the course are included in the course fee.
Minimum age to attend is 17.
Maximum ratio of students to Instructor is 4:1.
There are other boating & navigation publications which are available to purchase, please ask your instructor or contact our offices on [email protected].
Not included on your course:
Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate of Competence Exam Pre-requisites:
Note: For holders of the RYA Coastal Skipper Course Completion Certificate Sea Time is reduced to 15 days and 400 miles.
Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence Exam Pre-requisites:
The Yachtmaster Offshore is competent to skipper a power vessel is no more than 150 miles from a Safe Haven.
The Yachtmaster Prep Course is designed to test, review and improve any areas of deficiency. Exam times can be over 8 hours for one student.