Sea Jay's RYA Sailing School and Yacht Charter RYA Sailing School and Yacht Charter
Call: 07764 465773 / 07753 215517

Yachtmaster Prep & Exam

Course Duration

5 days

Previous Experience Needed

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.

Other Requirements

Theory to Yachtmaster Level, VHF Certificate, and First Aid Certificate

Course Location

Berthon Marina, Lymington, Solent SO41 3YL C12 & C10

Course Price

£430 inc VAT + £210 which is payable to the RYA on the day of the assessment.

Certificate Gained

RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence

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Price Includes

  • Instruction for 4 1/2 days with exam starting on the fifth day
  • Accommodation aboard our yacht
  • Lifejackets.
  • Oil skins
  • Free parking

 

Call us for Further Information

If you have any queries please call us on: 07764 465773 or 07753 215517

 

Course Content

  • Advanced skippering techniques
  • Close quarters handling under power and sail
  • Navigation by day and night
  • Pilotage by day and night
  • Man overboard recover

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Yachtmaster Prep & Exam Yachtmaster Prep & Exam

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.

When

Typically courses run Monday to Friday every week, but may start on a Saturday.

Course Schedule

Yachtmaster prep starts at 0900 on Monday and finish at approx 1600 on the final day.

Additional Costs Onboard

  • Crew kitty of £5 per day towards food top up***
  • £5 per day towards mooring costs.

Additional Information

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.

Call us for Further Information

If you have any queries, please call: 07764 465773
or email: hello@seajayssolentsailingschool.co.uk.

*** 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.

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Our Instructors have been with us for a number of seasons and are all very experienced sailors in their own right as well as being highly trained instructors with a wealth of knowledge and talent. Rupert, our Chief Instructor has a background in business management and has run his own yacht brokerage company as well as being a Commercial Yachtmaster.  Jon is a Jazz musician and trumpeter. Euan is a professional sailor who as a hobby renovates houses in his spare time…Our instructors have one mutual love and that is being out on the water sharing their knowledge with all who sail with them.

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