RYA/MCA Yachtmaster® Coastal Preparation & Exam

Improve your skippering skills and become a qualified RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal

Preparation: Since you’re already a competent and experienced skipper there won’t be much teaching. In stead, one of our Yachtmaster instructors will be your coach and provide you with constructive feedback throughout this session. You’ll be put through your paces and practice pilotage, night navigation, close quarters manoeuvring under power as well as under sail and any other areas that might need brushing up. The RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate of Competence examination is the next natural step for those who have completed the RYA Coastal Skipper Practical Course and have completed some coastal sailing since in order to put the lessons learnt into practice. 5 days intensive, advanced level repetition to sharpen up your skills before taking your RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal Exam.

Exam: A qualified RYA Yachtmaster Examiner independent of our Training Centre will give you the chance to demonstrate that you are a competent Yachtmaster Coastal. Be prepared to answer questions on any part of the Yachtmaster Coastal syllabus and show that you can take full responsibility for the management of the yacht, the crew and the passages. Prove that you as a skipper are familiar with the handling and other characteristics of any vessel you take to sea. It is acceptable if you may not have had the opportunity to practice all aspects of the syllabus under a range of different condition.

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After passing the exam: You are a qualified RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal.

Certificate: The RYA will awarded successful candidates with an RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate of Competence.

Students to Instructor Ratio
5:1 maximum on all practical courses

Prelearning, exams and courses are delivered in English

The exam. What’s involved? Click here

Syllabus. Click here.

Example schedule

How to pass your Yachtmaster exam?

If you need more background knowledge, training, miles or experience before joining the Preparation & RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal Exam. Please click here and check out our RYA Yachtmaster Offshore/Coastal Theory Course, Click here to find out more about our Coastal Skipper Practical Course and click here to get more information about our Mile & Experience Builder..

Covid 19: We have taken special measures and because of that we may start and finish in Regatta Center Medemblik.

Required pre-exam experience:

30 days sea time, 2 days as skipper, 800 miles, 12 night hours within 10 years prior to examination. If you hold an RYA  Coastal Skipper Practical course completion certificate the required sea time is reduced to 20 days, 2 days as skipper, 400 miles and 12 night hours. At least half of the required miles must be tidal.

Required pre-exam certificates:

Restricted Radio Operator’s Certificate and First Aid Certificate.

Course contents:

Coastal- and offshore skippering techniques. Undertaking demanding passages by day and by night. More advanced boat handling and pilotage for experienced Day Skippers.


RYA Yachtmaster Coastal practical 5 days preparation  + 2 days exam

From monday 09.00 till sunday 16.00


5 days preparation  + 2 days exam    Eur. 1295,00  Prices exclude your RYA/MCA Exam fee (GBP 193) and the examiner’s expenses!  Food, drinks, diesel and Harbourfees  27,50 Euro p.p p. day.

Data 2022:

Apr 18 – Apr 24 Aug 22 – Aug 28
may 16 – May 22 Sep 19 – Sep 25
Jun 13 – Jun 19 Oct 17 – Oct 23
Jul 11 – Jul 17