Come join us for 5 days of preparation running into your Yachtmaster Coastal Exam.
Please note it is absolutely essential that your shorebased knowledge is up to Yachtmaster standard, and not meeting this requirement is likely to prevent you from passing your exam. Our shorebased courses can be found here.
Previous seatime and qualifications: 30 days, 2 days as skipper, 800 miles, 12 night hours (if you hold the Coastal Skipper course certificate this is reduced to 20 days, 2 days as skipper, 400 miles, 12 night hours). Half the qualifying sea time must be conducted in tidal waters. VHF/SRC licence, and valid/in-date First Aid certificate – STCW, RYA, or SeaFish.
Assumed knowledge: Navigation to Yachtmaster shore based standard
Cost: £750 per person, plus RYA MCA exam fee £193
Duration: 7 days (5 days plus 2 for the exam)
Content: There is no fixed syllabus for this course. We try to focus on areas that you need to work on, and that the examiners tend to look at during the exam. We go through usual preparation subjects such as skippering skills, boat handling, general seamanship, navigation, safety awareness and IRPCS, meteorology and signals.
Assessment: Practical examination by external RYA examiner on the last 2 days
Commercial use: When commercially endorsed, qualifies holder to skipper a commercial yacht up to 24m in length in Category 3 waters (20 miles from a safe haven). When combined with the RYA Coastal Skipper, it is part of the new route towards the MCA OOW 3000.
Pre-reading: RYA Navigation Manual, IRPCS, RYA Weather Manual.