50 Days, 2500 miles including at least 5 passages over 60 miles, acting as skipper for at least two of these passages and including two which have involved overnight passages. 5 Days experience as Skipper. At least half of this mileage needs to be within Tidal waters and within 10 years of the assessment.
Berthon Marina, Lymington, Solent SO41 3YL C8 & C10
£495 inc VAT (peak season) + £210 which is payable to the RYA on the day of the assessment. £435 inc. VAT (off season)
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If you have any queries please call us on: 07764 465773
The Yachtmaster Prep course is designed to get you used to the boat and help you with navigational and practical sailing skills. The course includes close quarters yacht handling under power and sail, advanced skippering techniques, day and night navigation and man overboard recovery. To complete this course you will need to be confident working out a course to steer and making a secondary Port tidal calculation.
Typically courses run Monday to Friday every week, but may start on a Saturday.
Yachtmaster prep starts at 0900 on Monday and finish at approx 1600 on the final day.
Exam: Each candidate will be assessed for their Skippering Skills, boat handling, general seamanship, navigation, safety awareness, knowledge of the IRPCS, Meteorology and Signals.
General: The previous experience required as Skipper, in order to do the RYA Yachtmaster assessment really is the bare minimum and whilst some candidates are exceptional and can pass with as little as 5 days experience as Skipper the majority are not quite ready.
If during the Yachtmaster preparation course we feel that you are not ready for the exam we will tell you, at which point you can choose not to go ahead or to do the Coastal Yachmaster Exam. Should you decide not to go ahead you will not need to pay the Exam fee and can spend the rest of the week practising sailing Skills.
If you would like to do the RYA Yachtmaster course but feel that you need to do an extra week then please call and discuss it with us.
If you have any queries, please call Fiona on: 07764 465 773
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*** Food cost will cover breakfast and lunch as well as one dinner on board for the evening of the night sail. Other evenings we eat in the local pub.