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 of competence and who are looking to undertake the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal Exam.
Students should have build up their knowledge and skills exceeding the level of Coastal Skipper.
The prep course is conducted by our Chief Instructor personally, a fully qualified Yachtmaster Power Instructor. During this 4 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 including the Man-Over-Board recovery drill. In addition, you 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 Coastal Certificate of Competence.
We highly recommend participants to first follow the RYA Radar Operator and RYA Diesel Engine course.
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.
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, to get ready for the Yachtmaster Offshore exam.
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.
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