RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Prep course 

 

A RYA Yachtmaster Certificate of Competence is often the ultimate aim of skippers. It is a well known, highly respected qualification worldwide, proving your experience and competence as a skipper.

This course is for those who hold the RYA Coastal Skipper course completion certificate and who are looking to undertake the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal Exam.

 

 

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Course content

Students should have build up their knowledge and skills exceeding the level of RYA Coastal Skipper.

The prep course is conducted by our Chief Instructor personally, a fully qualified Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor. During the 5 day course he will assess your ability and coach you in all the disciplines required to pass the RYA exam.


You will take command of the yacht on passages by day and night and practice advanced yacht handling techniques under power and sail including the Man-Over-Board recovery drill. In addition, we will brush up and sharpen your skills in passage planning, meteorology, safety at sea, maintenance, navigation, pilotage, knowledge of the International Collision Regulations and "blind" navigation.


At the end of each day, you will be given a debrief to coach you towards reaching the standard for a successful examination.

Each student who wishes to take the exam will be examined for 6-10 hours by an independent RYA Yachtmaster Examiner (examination fee payable to the RYA) as they skipper the yacht on short passages and complete various demonstrations of skippering techniques.  

 

Ability after the course

After succesfully passing the examination, you will receive the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate of Competence.

 

What's included

  • Tuition by our Chief Instructor
  • Accommodation on board
  • RYA Yachtmaster handbook
  • RYA Navigation handbook
  • RYA Radar handbook
  • All meals and drinks on board 
  • All mooring and fuel fees
  • Free parking at our premises 

 

Next steps

After successfully passing the exam, we recommend extending your knowledge with a selection of our C-MASTERclasses, in particular on the use of radar, knowledge of diesel engines and on passage planning.

The Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate of Competence can be commercially endorsed for anyone with ambition to find work as a professional crew member.

This is also the time to start making lots of miles if you are aiming at becoming a Yachtmaster Offshore.  

 

Supporting courses

You must hold a valid First Aid certificate and a VHF license to enrol in the Yachtmaster Coastal Prep course. We recommend the Short Range VHF Certificate, which can be obtained after following either our online or the classroom course, and the SRC examination. 

If you require more miles you might be interested in joining one of our mile builder trips or become a trainee on a C-MASTERS yacht delivery trip. 

 

 

 

 

Details of this course

Duration: 

The prep course is available as 5 consecutive days. The examination can take place during the following 2 days.

 

Previous experience:  

You should have logged at least:

  • 30 days sea time (of which 2 as skipper)
  • 800 nautical miles
  • 12 night hours

For holders of the Coastal Skipper practical course certificate this requirement is reduced to:

  • 20 days sea time (2 as skipper)
  • 400 recorded miles
  • 12 night hours

 

Assumed knowledge:

Your knowledge of coastal navigation and meteorology should be to the standard of RYA Coastal Skipper Yachtmaster Offshore theory course. You must hold a valid First Aid certificate and VHF marine radio licence.

 

Number of students:   3

 

Cost: 

  • 975 euro for the 5 days prep course
  • 360 euro for the use of the yacht during the 2 days of your examination, including the travel cost of your RYA examiner

 

PLEASE NOTE THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL EXAM FEE OF £189.00 PAYABLE TO THE RYA ON THE DAY OF YOUR EXAM

 

Course dates:  

  • Five day Prep-course from 10 to 14 September, followed by exam on 15+16 September
  • Five day Prep-course from 11 to 15 November, followed by exam on 16+17 November
  • Please enquire for other availablity dates.

 

 

 

 

 

Overview of all our RYA practical sailing courses

 

 

RYA Start Yachting

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Shorebased course for beginning crew members, providing essential knowledge on navigation and seamanship on board

 

RYA Competent Crew

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Learn to steer, sail and manoeuvre a sailing yacht. This course lays the foundation for becoming a knowledgeable and active crew member

RYA Day Skipper

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Intermediate practical sailing course for competent crew members and beginning skippers, with focus on navigation and boat handling

 

RYA Coastal Skipper

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Advanced course for skippers, preparing them for long (day and night) coastal and offshore passages, with lots of emphasis on passage planning, safety and navigation skills.

RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Prep

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Five days of coaching by our chief instructor to prepare yourself for the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal examination

 

 

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Prep

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Get yourself properly prepared for the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore examination with some solid coaching and honing of your skills

 

 

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