A RYA Yachtmaster Certificate of Competence is often the ultimate aim of skippers. It is a well known and highly respected qualification worldwide, proving your experience and competence as a skipper.
This course is for those who hold the RYA Coastal Skipper certificate or the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal certificate of competence and who are looking to undertake the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Exam.
This is an intensive prep course to prepare you for the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore exam. The prep course is conducted by our Chief Instructor personally, a fully qualified Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor. During this 5 day course he will assess your ability and coach you in all the disciplines required to pass the exam.
During the course, you will take command of the yacht on passages by day and night and perfection your boat 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 our Chief Instructor will give you a debrief and 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 advanced skippering techniques.
Ability after the course
After succesfully passing the examination, you will receive the Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence.
The Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence can be commercially endorsed for anyone with ambition to find work as a professional crew member.
Interested in making ocean passages ? Your next step is enrolling in our RYA Yachtmaster Ocean shorebased theory course, and have us coach you in preparation of your Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of Competence examination.
You must hold a VHF marine radio license. We recommend the Short Range VHF Certificate course. In addition, you require a valid First Aid Certificate.
If you require more miles you might be interested in joining one of our mile builder trips or becoming a trainee at our C-MASTERS Yacht Delivery Crew.