Yachtmaster Exam training without the stress!

Yachtmaster exam preparation is not a RYA course, but something we can design around you individually to help you pass an RYA examination. These examinations will be for RYA/MCS Yachtmaster Coastal or Yachtmaster Offshore, each leading to a Certificate of Competence and a step closer to a commercially endorsed licence. Our Yachmaster exam preparation days are lead by Yachtmaster Instructors and focus on identifying your strengths and building on gaps in your sailing knowledge and confidence.

There are certain requirements in advance of either examination, in terms of previous experience, minimum sea time and other prior certification that is required. We can help you gain some of this, for example additional 60 nautical mile passages as skipper. Our first step is always to have a chat about what you are planning to achieve, match this against your sailing and navigational experience and agree a programme of sail training with you.

Our rates are £300 for one day’s 1-2-1 training including use of training vessel. Please contact us to find out more.

Read about one exam candidate’s experience here: How I passed my Yachtmaster exam

Examination RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore
Previous experience & minimum sea time* 30 days seatime

2 days as skipper

800 miles

12 night hours **

50 days seatime

5 days as skipper

2500 miles

5 passages over 60nm, including 2 overnight and 2 as skipper

Form of examination Practical Practical
Certification required before examination Restricted (VHF only) Radio Operator’s Certificate

First Aid Certificate

Restricted (VHF only) Radio Operator’s Certificate

First Aid Certificate

Minimum duration 6 to 10 hours for one candidate

8 to 14 for two

8 to 12 hours for one candidate

10 to 18 for two

* Within 10 years of examination

**If you have a RYA Coastal Skipper practical course completion certificate the sea time requirement is reduced to 20 days (2 days as skipper), 400 nautical miles and 12 night hours

If you want to talk to one of our instructors or have a more general enquiry either call (+44) 07576 248 348 or fill in the form below.
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