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RYA / MCA Yachtmaster Offshore

The Yachtmaster Offshore is an experienced yachtsperson, competent to skipper a cruising yacht on any passage during which the yacht is no more than 150 miles from harbour.

Required Experience

50 days onboard, 2,500 miles, 5 days as skipper, 5 passages over 60 miles, including 2 overnight and 2 as skipper. Examination candidates should hold either a VHF Radio Operator’s Certificate or a Short Range Certificate and a First Aid Certificate.

Course Fee

£675

Please note: all practical courses start at 18:00 on the Sunday evening, to give students a night to settle in.

Course Dates (2017)

  • 12th - 19th March
  • 9th - 16th April
  • 23rd - 30th April
  • 21st - 28th May
  • 4th - 11th June
  • 2nd - 9th July
  • 16th - 23rd July
  • 6th - 13th August
  • 3rd - 10th September

Description

The Yachtmaster Offshore is an experienced yachtsperson, competent to skipper a cruising yacht on any passage during which the yacht is no more than 150 miles from harbour. Candidates wishing to take the RYA/MCA practical examination must have gained the minimum sea time.

The course starts with 5 days preparation concluding with the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore examination on the 6/7th day. The preparation week is designed to give you the opportunity to thoroughly revise practical and theoretical subjects, such as man overboard recovery, close quarters handling and blind pilotage, etc. The instructor will tailor the course to your needs. However, we advise that you arrive for this course with a through knowledge of subject that would be covered in the theory course such as the collision regulations, lights, shapes and signals. Instructor/student ratio 1:4 maximum.

Because of the demand for courses abroad. We are only able to bring you a few selected weeks a year. Our instruction is taught by top instructors keeping our standard of instruction high.

The Next Step

Should you wish to continue and fancy Ocean sailing the next course would be the Yachtmaster Ocean Shorebased.